Foxglove camelot lavender poisonous? - Knowledgebase Question

Omaha, Ne
Question by nikokaitasia
June 12, 2009
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 from NGA
June 12, 2009


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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