Dalmatian Purple Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||dig-ee-TAH-liss pur-PUR-ee-uh|
|Lore||First-century Greek surgeon Dioscorides is said to have carried foxgloves with him when he traveled with Nero's army. It was often grown in cottage gardens in the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, herbalists recommended using the flowers to make a salve for skin afflictions. Today foxgloves are a source of digitalin, used in a drug used to treat heart problems. However, flowers and leaves are toxic if ingested. Not fit for human or animal consumption.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 24 to 48 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring through Summer|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Mounding|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Hosta (Hosta); Coneflower (Echinacea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Speedwell (Veronica)|
Provide enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Protect from harsh sun in hot climates. Clip faded flower stems to promote blooming. If blooms are left unclipped in second season, they may self-sow. Feed monthly.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-10