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Digitalis purpurea ‘Dalmatian Peach’ (Common Foxglove)

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Early flowering and fast-growing, award-winning Digitalis purpurea ‘Dalmatian Peach’ (Common Foxglove) is a popular biennial or short-lived perennial, boasting upright spikes of pendulous, funnel-shaped, soft peach flowers with tiny orange speckled throats. Blooming profusely from early to mid-summer, the plant forms a low rosette of downy, green, oblong leaves and typically blooms in its first year. The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, which hover near the tubular blossoms, and to birds that flock to the seedheads in the fall. Offering a charming floral display, this eye-catching plant is well-branched and noted for its excellent habit and compact foliage.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 16-20 in. high (40-50 cm) and 12-14 in. wide (30-35 cm). Self-seeds and may create lovely colonies in optimum conditions.
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers humus-rich soil in partial shade, but will grow in full sun. Deer, rabbit tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, this Foxglove is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, or naturalized areas. Perfect foil in front of shrubs or dark backgrounds. For best visual impact, plant Floxgloves in groups of 3 to 4 plants.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, leaf and bud eelworms, leaf spots, and powdery mildew.
  • Deadhead after flowering unless the seed is required.
  • Highly toxic by ingestion. Wear gloves and wash your hands after handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses, toxic to humans.
  • Digitalis purpurea is native to and widespread throughout most of temperate Europe.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Plantaginaceae
Genus Digitalis
Common names Foxglove, Witches' Bells, Fairy Gloves, Fairy Fingers, Bloody Finger
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Digitalis obscura (Sunset Foxglove)
Digitalis grandiflora ‘Carillon’ (Dwarf Yellow Foxglove)
Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (White-Flowered Foxglove)
Digitalis x mertonensis ‘Summer King’ (Strawberry Foxglove)
Digitalis purpurea ‘Sugar Plum’ (Common Foxglove)
Digitalis x valinii Foxlight™ Plum Gold (Foxglove)

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Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)
Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’ (Autumn Fern)
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (Hakone Grass)
Astrantia major ‘Alba’ (Great Masterwort)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Plantaginaceae
Genus Digitalis
Common names Foxglove, Witches' Bells, Fairy Gloves, Fairy Fingers, Bloody Finger
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden
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