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Digitalis grandiflora (Yellow Foxglove)

Large Yellow Foxglove, Cream-Colored Foxglove, Great Yellow Foxglove, Large-Flowered Foxglove, Yellow Foxglove, Digitalis ambigua, Digitalis macrantha, Digitalis orientalis


Regarded as one of the toughest and best performing foxgloves, Digitalis grandiflora (Yellow Foxglove) is a clump-forming perennial boasting showy spikes of tubular, soft creamy-yellow flowers, 2 in. long (5 cm), with brown spotted throats. Blooming in late spring to early summer, they rise on leafy stems from a basal rosette of dark green, finely-toothed, evergreen leaves. They are attractive to hummingbirds, which hover near the tubular blossoms and to birds, which flock to the seedheads in the fall. Fitting into almost any setting, this is a wonderful addition to the herbaceous border.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. high (60-90 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm). Self-seeds freely under optimum growing conditions.
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Organically rich soils with consistent and regular moisture are preferred. Deer resistant.
  • Easy to grow, Yellow Foxglove is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, cottage gardens, woodlands or naturalized areas. For best visual impact, plant Floxgloves in groups of 3 to 4 plants.
  • Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage the growth of flowering side shoots.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, leaf and bud eelworm, leaf spots and powdery mildew.
  • Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in late spring or propagate by division in early spring.
  • Plant leaves are highly toxic if eaten
  • Native to Europe

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Digitalis - Foxgloves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" – 18" (37cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Digitalis - Foxgloves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" – 18" (37cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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