Foxglove (Digitalis 'Dalmatian Purple') in the Foxgloves Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: The Latin word digitalis means finger and the blossoms of this flower fit the human finger almost perfectly. But the flowers and leaves are highly toxic, and this plant should not be grown in areas frequented by children..
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Divide in early spring or fall
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 25, 2014 2:55 PM

This plant definitely needs a fair amount of shade and consistent moisture to thrive! It really lights up a shady border, with its two-toned effect of a brilliant color outside and a mottled pastel inside each bloom. Be careful with this one if you have pets or small children who nibble in your garden, as it can cause cardiac arrest.

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Seeds sown in six cell pack with jiffy seed starting mix mixed with perlite, and a humidity dome on top. Obtained seeds from Swallowtail Garden Seeds.
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