Dalmatian Purple Foxglove

Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple'

SKU
30490
Striking columns of bell shaped flowers explode in color their first season. Low, mounded foliage is neat and compact. Great for middle or back of the border. Plant along cottage garden fence or in big patio pots.
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5 - 10

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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationdig-ee-TAH-liss pur-PUR-ee-uh
LoreFirst-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 MaturityReaches 24 to 48 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring through Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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

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