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Foliage has a pleasant reddish tint.

D. laevigata looks nicest planted in groupings.

Foxglove
Digitalis laevigata

Scrophulariaceae

Tall, glabrous, red-stemmed spikes hold yellow campanulate flowers with purple veins and a white lower lip. Lanceolate leaves are edged in red.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical

Plant Use: Back of the border, or in the center of a bed.

Propagation:
seed
division
Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
yellow
purple
white
Bloom Period:
early summer
mid-summer
Height: Minimum: 36 inches      Maximum: 45 inches

Width: Minimum: 12 inches     Maximum: 45 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Native to southern Europe. Reportedly only hardy to Zone 7, D. laevigata grows well in our Zone 5 test plots. Jelitto and Schacht report that this plant prefers a limestone soil and will thrive on open wooded slopes. All parts of Digitalis are poisonous. While not invasive, this plant travels by reseeding itself.


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