Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea'

Rusty Foxglove, Yellow Rusty Foxglove, Digitalis

Used in both medicine and poisons, these easy-to-grow biennials and perennials have tall spires of tubular flowers, fancied to have the shape of fingers of a glove (the Latin word for finger is digitus). They attract hummingbirds. The gray leaves grow at the bottom of the stalk below the flowers. Excellent for mixed flower borders. Self-sows, if old flowers are left until seeds mature and scatter. Sow seed or divide in spring. Also available in cell packs, 4-inch and gallon-sized containers in fall and spring. After first bloom, cut main stem so side shoots develop which keep blooming. Watch for slugs and snails.
Digitalis ferruginea, Rusty Foxglove, Yellow Rusty Foxglove, Digitalis
Yellowish, pendant flowers with brown-spotted throats and a large lower lip hang from slender, 2 to 3-foot flower stalks.

Attributes - Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea'

Plant Type: Biennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 4 ft. to 5 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Poisonous, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Digitalis grandiflora, Digitalis x mertonensis, Digitalis parviflora, Digitalis purpurea, Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior', Digitalis purpurea 'Foxy', Digitalis purpurea 'Giant Shirley'
 
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