Non-blooming Foxglove - Knowledgebase Question

Wolcott, CT
Question by dboutote
May 24, 1999
I purchased a foxglove plant 3 years ago, every year it makes leaves, but, never flowers. Is there any hope for this plant?

Answer from NGA
May 24, 1999


Your foxglove defies the definition of a foxglove! Digitalis, or foxglove, is a biennial and is supposed to grow vegetatively the first year, bloom the second year, then die. Perhaps it's unhappy in its present location. Foxglove do not like heat or drought, prefer part afternoon shade and cool, moist, rich soil. You might want to transplant it to a different location, and hold back on the fertilizer to encourage better performance.

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