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Foxglove Flower Seeds

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Foxglove Seeds

Foxglove, also known as Common Foxglove, Purple Foxglove or Lady's Glove produces beautiful large bell-shaped flowers on tall flower spikes, very attractive background plant.

The scientific name means "finger-like" and refers to the ease with which a flower of Digitalis purpurea can be fitted over a human fingertip. Individual flowers resemble the snipped off fingers of a glove, hence the common name of "foxglove". The flowering stem of this breathtaking biennial, develops in the second year.

A late spring bloomer, the flowers of the Foxglove reach their peak about the same time as roses begin to bloom. These flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds.

Used as a commercial source of digitalis

This plant inspired a famous poem by the Italian poet Giovanni Pascoli titled "Digitale Purpurea". This is a poem about the destructive power of sexual passion symbolized by the foxglove.

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Additional Details
  • Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee)
  • Genus: Digitalis (dig-ee-TAH-liss)
  • Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh)
  • AKAs: Dead Man's Thimbles, Common Foxglove, Purple Foxglove and Lady's Glove
  • Category: Biennials
  • Height:36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
  • Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
  • Germination Time:
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring/Earl Summer
  • Foliage: Herbaceous , Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
  • Soil Requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
  • Propagation Methods: From seed direct sow outdorrs in Fall or in Spring after last frost. may be started indoors in Spring before last frost. Stratification aids in germination of these seeds.
  • Other Details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season. All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested

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