The Main Plant entry for Foxgloves (Digitalis)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Flowers: Showy
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: 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: 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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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-18
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Date: 2019-05-08
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Location: Modiin IsraelDate: 2019-05-18
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Location: My YardDate: 2017-04-27
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Location: Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-06-15Camelot Ivory
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Location: Southeastern NCDate: 2005-01-01Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
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Date: 2019-05-08
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Date: 2019-06-03
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2011-10-30
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2011-05-21
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Location: So califDate: 2019-04-06
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Location: So califDate: 2019-04-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-18
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-09-28
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Location: Modiin IsraelDate: 2019-05-18
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Location: Athol, MADate: 2020-09-15
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Location: King George, VADate: 2021-05-02
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-02
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-11-01
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Location: Sherwood, OregonDate: 2017-06-05
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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 4:18 AM

Taken from wikipedia's page at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

"The best-known species is the common foxglove, Digitalis purpurea. This biennial plant is often grown as an ornamental plant due to its vivid flowers which range in color from various purple tints through various shades of light gray, and to purely white. The flowers can also possess various marks and spottings.

Depending on the species, the digitalis plant may contain several deadly physiological and chemically related cardiac and steroidal glycosides. Thus, the digitalis plants have earned several, more sinister, names: dead man’s bells and witch's gloves.

The entire plant is toxic (including the roots and seeds)."

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Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 10, 2020 1:11 PM

Grow foxglove as a vertical accent at the middle or the back or a border, depending on the height of the species, or plant it in an informal naturalistic garden where it can self-sow and spread.

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