Digitalis purpurea

Species

  • Foxglove
  • Purple foxglove
  • Common foxglove
  • Lady's glove
  • Lady's glove 'apricot blush'
  • White flowered common foxglove
  • Digitalis purpurea var. alba

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Digitalis purpurea, otherwise known as foxglove, is a biennials, perennials plant species native to Alabama.

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Appearance

Bloom color
coral
darkViolet
purple
white
Foliage
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Space

Dimensions

Digitalis purpurea can grow from 0.9m to 1.8mm tall
0.9m to 1.8m
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Spacing
0.45
0.6
0.45
0.6
0.45
0.6

Sun

Optimal
Full
Partial
Full
Partial
Full
Partial

Water

Optimal
Mesic
Mesic
Mesic

Soil

Soil PH Requirements
6.1
7.5
6.1
7.8
6.1
7.5

Time

Bloom
Late Spring
Early Summer
Late Spring
Early Summer
Late Spring
Early Summer
Bloom Time
Non-patented
Non-patented
Non-patented
Blooming Habit
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Reproduction

Seed Collecting
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Patent information
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Other
May be a noxious weed or invasive
May be a noxious weed or invasive