Common Foxglove
(Digitalis purpurea)
Other Names - Digitalis, Deadman's Bells, Dead Man's Bells, Fairy's Glove, Folk's Glove, Foxglove, Purple Foxglove, Witches' Bells, Witches' Gloves.
Europe, N.W. Africa, and Asia.
Biennial (herbaceous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 4-9. Bloom - Summer.
Approx. 5 ft (150 cm).
Easy care plant. Semi shaded positions best. Rich well drained soils. Deadheading elongates
blooming time. Avoid windy spots, and stake to protect it from collapsing under it's own weight.
Propagation - By seeds. If you have already acquired Digitalis plant, just let it bloom, and it will self sow, easily.
Other Purple, pink, creamy, and fragile, yet so attractive blooms. Graceful looking, garden classic. CAUTION - while extracts of this plant are valuable in preparation of professional medicines for various heart conditions, Digitalis is highly toxic, and completely unsuitable for home made remedies. Best, enjoy it simply as a garden plant.
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