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Digitalis purpurea 'Polkadot Princess' (Common Foxglove)

Common Foxglove 'Polkadot Princess', Foxglove 'Polkadot Princess', Lady's Glove 'Polkadot Princess', Polkadot Series


Noted for its long blooming season, Digitalis purpurea 'Polkadot Princess' (Common Foxglove) is a biennial or short-lived perennial boasting upright spikes of bright pink, bell-shaped flowers. Blooming profusely from late spring to fall, the plant forms large rosettes of downy, dark green, oval leaves. Produced on sturdy stems, the flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, which hover near the tubular blossoms. This well-branched Foxglove variety is sterile and does not self-seed in the garden.

  • Grows up to 30-36 in. high (75-90 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers a 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 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 division in spring.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, leaf and bud eelworm, leaf spots and powdery mildew.
  • Plant leaves are highly toxic if eaten

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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 Digitalis - Foxgloves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
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, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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.


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 Digitalis - Foxgloves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
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, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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