Foxglove, Giant Spotted
Digitalis purpureum Hybrid. Biennial 5' to 6'
Digitalis purpurea Hardy B/5'-6' Large spotted flowers in shades of pink and white are borne all around the stem. Popular English cottage garden flowers make a statement in any garden weather in a border or allowed to naturalize. The plants, seeds and foliage of this variety are all poisonous so please be careful.
If sown in late winter to early spring it will bloom the first year. Grows well under trees and in shady areas with acidic soil. Prefers moist soils that are well drained. Soil must not be allowed to dry out during the growing season. Although it is a biennial it can readily self sow making it seem to be perennial.
Planting Directions: Sow outdoors 1/8” deep in fine soil when all danger of frost is past. Germinates in approximately 2 weeks with temperatures of 60°-65°and light. Transplant or thin to 18” apart when plants are 3” tall. Plants produce a basal rosette during first year of growth and flower in the second year.