Scientific Name: Digitalis purpurea
Common Name: foxglove
Family Name: Plantaginaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Biennial
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Medicinal plant, Perennial border, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Ovate, Dentate
Flowers: Raceme, White, Purple, Pink, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jun-Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, ovate to lanceolate or elliptical, margins scalloped; florets on long racemes all summer long; capsules may form near peduncle while new flower buds open at tip.