The Q&A Archives: Foxglove

Question: I bought two foxgloves from home depot that are labeled as perennials yet when I researched on them they actually are two year plants. Is that true?

Answer: Of the many foxgloves available, two are hardy perennials, while the rest are biennial. Most biennial foxgloves reseed themselves in the garden. Digitalis purpurea is the biennial foxglove; Digitalis x mertonensis is the perennial type. Check the label on your plants and the botanical name should clear up any confusion. Enjoy your new plants.

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