Digitalis parviflora

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 parviflora, Foxglove, Digitalis
Unusual flowers grace this Foxglove. Their tubes are red-brown, veined with violet. The upper parts of the flowers are white, and lower parts are purple-brown.

Attributes - Digitalis parviflora

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

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

Notes: Container Plants, Poisonous, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea', Digitalis grandiflora, Digitalis x mertonensis, Digitalis purpurea, Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior', Digitalis purpurea 'Foxy', Digitalis purpurea 'Giant Shirley'
 
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