The Dirty Gardener Digitalis Purpurea Foxglove Flowers, 1 Pound
Digitalis purpurea (foxglove, common foxglove, purple foxglove or lady's glove), is a species of flowering plant in the genus Digitalis, in the family Plantaginaceae (formerly treated in the family Scrophulariaceae), native and widespread throughout most of temperate Europe. It is also naturalized in parts of North America and some other temperate regions. The plants are well known as the original source of the heart medicine digoxin, (also called digitalis or digitalin). Digitalis purpurea is an herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial plant. The leaves are spirally arranged, simple, 10-35 cm long and 5-12 cm broad, and are covered with gray-white pubescent and glandular hairs, imparting a woolly texture. The foliage forms a tight rosette at ground level in the first year.
- Hardy biennial which works well along fences and in cottage gardens
- Beautiful purple flowers have a tubular shape
- Blooms in early to mid-summer
- Attracts butterflies, bees and birds
- Grows up to 5 feet tall and thrive in full sun to partial shade