• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing to 1 ft. tall and wide; to 3 ft. tall in bloom.
    Key Feature:
    Flowers for Cutting
    Blooms:
    Late spring through mid-summer
  • Detail
    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
    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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    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.