The Q&A Archives: Foxglove camelot lavender poisonous?

Question: Are all foxglove varieties poisonous? Local Home Depot indicates that this variety is a safe one. Plant Code THDB1381/foxglove (camelot lavender / Digitalis purpurea.
Thank you.

Answer: Digitalis purpurea is listed as poisonous in the USDA's poisonous plant database so I would consider the leaves, flowers and stems of your plant to be toxic if consumed. Hybrids such as your Camelot lavender may not develop seeds so perhaps that's why the label indicates it is safe. I'd still err on the safe side and keep children and pets from eating the flowers and leaves.

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