Foxglove (Digitalis)

Foxgloves are an old garden gem that have spikes of distinctive, freckle-throated bells that stud the flower stems. They provide a graceful, stately look in a sun to partly shady garden. They are at home in the woodland or native garden, and look good in the back of the home garden. Foxglove blooms during early summer in various shades of shell pink, rose, cream and white, with contrasting freckles. This plant is native to western and southwestern Europe, western and central Asia and northwestern Africa.

Foxglove plants like full sun to partial shade. They are fast growing and will grow from 2 to 5 feet high, depending upon the variety. Foxglove will do well in average soils and in cool weather. The soil needs to be kept moist to feed their quick growth. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. Adding a general purpose fertilizer once a month will result in bigger, fuller blooms. Insects and disease problems are not a major problem. If problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.

Since all parts of the plant are poisonous, it is advised to keep children and pets away from foxglove plants. Also, make sure they cannot reach water that the cut flowers have been displayed in.

 

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