Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing to 1 ft. tall and wide; to 3 ft. tall in bloom.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Flowers for Cutting
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late spring through mid-summer
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Sunset climate zones:1 - 24
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing to 1 ft. tall and wide; to 3 ft. tall in bloom.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late spring through mid-summer
Flower color:Pink
Flower attributesFlowers for Cutting
Garden styleCottage, Rustic
Design IdeasAn exceptional spike flower for partially shaded borders. Naturalizes easily into woodland conditions where plants may self sow. Plant along shaded pathways and add to foundation planting. Particularly nice against white pickets, rustic unpainted ones and front porch railings of old farm houses.
Companion PlantsCreate gorgeous compositions with King of Hearts Bleeding Heart, (Dicentra x 'King of Hearts'), Woodside Gold European Columbine, (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Woodside Gold'), Japanese Painted Fern, (Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum') and Ice Dance Japanese Sedge, (Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance')
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune old flower heads to encourage more blossoms.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
The species is native to much of Europe and classified into the Schrophularaceae. It has since naturalized in New England and other woodland areas of North America. Though the cardiac stimulant once extracted from its leaves is still in use, today's drugs are synthetic copies.
Lore:
Foxgloves are the original plant from which the famous heart medication, digitalis, is derived.