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Digitalis purpurea ‘Pam’s Choice’ (Common Foxglove)

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Providing architectural height to borders, Digitalis purpurea ‘Pam’s Choice’ (Common Foxglove), is an eye-catching biennial or short-lived perennial, which forms tall spires of pendulous, funnel-shaped, pure white flowers heavily spotted with maroon purple in the throat. Blooming profusely from late spring to mid-summer, they are attractive to hummingbirds, which hover near the tubular blossoms, and to birds that flock to the seedheads in the fall. The plant forms a low rosette of coarse, hairy leaves in the first year, bursting into flower the second spring, then setting seed and usually dying. Offering a long-lasting floral display, this eye-catching plant naturalizes well, as it self-sows freely, and creates lovely colonies in the landscape.

  • Grows vigorously up to 3-4 ft. high (90-120 cm) and spreads 12-24 in. (30-60 cm).
  • 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 and rabbit resistant.
  • Easy to grow, Foxglove is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, city gardens, 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 sown in situ in late spring. Alternatively, sow in seed trays in late spring and plant out to the final position in late summer.
  • Cut back after flowering. Self-seeds freely under optimum growing conditions. Deadhead after flowering to avoid problems with excess numbers of seedlings.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, leaf and bud eelworms, leaf spots, and powdery mildew.
  • 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.
  • Find where Digitalis purpurea species is invasive in the United States.
  • Discover beautiful U.S. native plant alternatives.

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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 Witches' Bells, Foxglove, Bloody Finger, Fairy Gloves, Fairy Fingers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
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, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, 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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Lupinus ‘My Castle’ (Lupine)
Euphorbia polychroma (Cushion Spurge)
Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (Ornamental Onion)

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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 Witches' Bells, Foxglove, Bloody Finger, Fairy Gloves, Fairy Fingers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
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, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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