Rusty Foxglove (Digitalis ferruginea) in the Foxgloves Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 100 - 150 cm
Plant Spread: 40-50 cm
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: yellow and brown/orange
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
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: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Divide in early spring or fall
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Zone 9b.

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Posted by JonnaSudenius (Belgium, Europe - Zone 6a) on Mar 3, 2012 3:34 AM

This is a biennial, but if you deadhead it before it sets seed, it will live at least an extra year.

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Plant Events from our members
HamiltonSquare On June 1, 2016 Bloomed
Planted in Feb. 2015 from four inch pot from Annie's Annuals and Perennials.
MrsBinWY On February 24, 2018 Seeds germinated
1; 3 more emerging on 3-1-18; (don't think the first one was a foxglove, rest of the seedlings are completely different)
MrsBinWY On February 18, 2018 Seeds sown
medium-warm room temp; 16 seeds from duane456
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