Digitalis purpurea, D. ferruginea, D. grandiflora, D. laevigata, D. lanata,
D. mertonensis, D. obscura, D. parviflora and D. thapsi
Foxgloves produce spires of magnificent tubular flowers hummingbirds adore. Colors include apricot-pink, beige-brown, cream, lavender, maroon, pink, purple, rose, yellow and white. Bloom is in late spring or early summer and if the main spike is cut, side shoots will develop and flower until September. Foxgloves will often self-sow.
Digitalis interspecific hybrids
New, true perennial foxglove series, long-lived and super long blooming!
The new Polkadot Series foxgloves produce extra large, richly colored flowers, evenly spaced, and tightly packed on 3.5 foot stems. Blooms are subtlety speckled with white dots. Because these flowers do not set seed, individual blooms can hold for many weeks, the flowering season is extended, and plants live for years. Polkadot Foxgloves begin blooming in spring, and continue into fall. In our mild climate, Polkadot Princess and Polkadot Pippa will bloom into November and December. The uniform, well-branched, plants grow to 40 inches tall. Winter hardy to zone 4.
Large, coral flowers with apricot interiors. Blooms from late spring until frost. In mild areas flowering can continue into December.
Large, deep pink-apricot blooms from late spring into autumn.
Extra large rich-rose blooms. Even among the plants of the routinely heavy, long-blooming Polkadot series, Polkadot Princess shows a special ability to pump out the flowers repeatedly from late spring until frost.
Digitalis purpureaThe fastest foxglove from seed to bloom!
These compact, well-branched, 2-3 foot tall plants bloom in under 4 months from seed! They are the fastest flowering foxgloves available. Dalmatians foxgloves produce reliable, strong, first year flowers, which completely encircle the stems with evenly spaced, relatively upward facing blooms. Remove old flower spikes the first season, and the plants will bloom heavily again the following year. They are superb container plants, performing beautifully even in small pots. In the garden use in mixed borders, or mass along paths or fences. Winter hardy to zone 5.
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Gorgeous, creamy peach trumpets.
Cream colored bells with purple interior freckles.
Deep lavender-purple flowers, attractive maroon and white throats.
White flowers, interior spotting is intense maroon.
These are the first F1 hybrid foxgloves available to the home gardener, they feature magnificent spikes of huge speckled, rose, cream, lavender or white trumpets the very first year. The vigorous, well-branched plants grow to 42-48 inches tall and 24-30 inches wide. Winter hardy to zone 4. Seed is pelleted for easy and efficient sowing.
Includes rose, cream, lavender, and white blooms.
A true perennial foxglove that produces 2-3 foot spikes of beautiful large coppery-rose
tubular blooms that hummingbirds find irresistible. One of our favorite vertical
accents for the shade garden. A special, long-lived variety that receives our
highest recommendation. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Combines beautifully with 'Red Hobbit' Columbine.
Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Split'
A completely new flower shape, Pantaloons is the first 'split-flower' foxglove in the world! The large, white blooms split up the sides to create 4 even curtains. As these petals flutter gracefully in the breeze, deep maroon interior spotting is revealed. Flowering begins in late spring or early summer and continues for many weeks. Blooms the first year when started early. The base-branching, 3-4 foot tall plants are compact and well-branched, producing many more flowering stems than the typical foxglove. Winter hardy to zone 4.
This is one of the toughest and best performers of all the foxgloves. It features large 2 inch, butter-yellow bells in early summer and grows 2-3 feet tall. Thrives in sun, part shade (in hot summer areas) or dappled shade and although it prefers moist soil it will tolerate some drought if planted in a shady border. Looks terrific combined with oriental poppies. A winter hardy perennial to zone 3.
Magnificent pastel apricot-pink flowers. Grows to 4-feet tall and is a biennial or short-lived perennial. Winter hardy to zone 4.
Combines beautifully with 'Koalle' Columbine, 'Turkish Wild' Hollyhock, and Shasta Daisy. 1/4 gram is about 2,500 seeds.
Virtuoso foxgloves grows only 2-3 feet tall, producing beautiful spotted bells in shades of violet, rose, and white from late spring through the end of summer. Compared to non-hybrid foxgloves, the Virtuoso series is more compact and spreading, comes into flower faster, and remains in bloom longer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Started early, plants will bloom the first year, or they can be started in summer or fall, for flowers the following season. Winter hardy to zone 4.
Rose colored flowers with attractive interior spotting.
Deep violet, rose, and white speckled bells.
A long blooming, dwarf, true perennial foxglove which produces upright spires of yellow bells from late spring through summer. They are excellent for cutting. Grows 12-16 inches tall. Winter hardy to zone 4.
The most dramatic of all foxgloves. Flowers completely circle the stems and are held horizontally to show-off beautiful interior spotting. Grows to 5-feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 4.
A lovely, heavy blooming dwarf foxglove which produces 3-inch flowers with attractive speckled throats. Usually grown as annual, it flowers in just five months from seed. Grows to 3-feet tall.
Digitalis purpurea alba
A rarely offered white form of the species (with no interior spotting as other white foxgloves exhibit) that looks
terrific naturalized in woodland gardens or shady borders. It features 2-3 inch long, pendulous, solid white flowers on long spikes
in late spring and summer. Grows 3-4 feet tall. Self-sows. A biennial or
short-lived perennial. Winter hardy to zone 4.
Combines beautifully with 'Astolat' Delphinium, 'Magnus Superior' Echinacea, 'Burgundy' Gaillardia, and 'Chamois' Hollyhock.
Straight, strong spikes of Dijon mustard-colored blooms on sturdy 5-6 foot tall plants. Will bloom over a long summer season and the flowers are excellent for cutting. Biennial. Winter hardy to zone 4. Seed is much larger than those of other foxgloves.
Combines beautifully with 'Hakone White' Balloon Flower, 'Magnus Superior' Echinacea, 'Blue Cap' Sea Holly, and 'Alaska' Shasta Daisy.
This rare and beautiful foxglove produces long racemes of orchidlike flowers; white with bronze-yellow markings. Performs well in sun or shade. Grows to 3 feet tall. A biennial or short-lived perennial. Winter hardy to zone 5.
Each pendulous thimble-shaped flower will show beautiful shades of sunset colors including amber, beige-brown, burnt orange and red. The evergreen narrow dark green leaves look very much like a penstemon. Grows to 16-20 inches tall and blooms from July to September. A biennial or short-lived perennial. Winter hardy to zone 5.
Elegant, pendulous raspberry-rose blooms on dwarf, easy to grow 18-24 inch plants. Spanish Peaks foxglove will flower in late spring and early summer and then repeat in the fall. A long-lived, true perennial. Winter hardy to zone 5.
How to Plant FOXGLOVE Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or
flats, press into soil
but do not cover. Light aids
germination. Kept at 65-75° F., germination averages 14-21 days. Transplant into the garden 18-24
inches apart. Can direct
sow into prepared seed beds
after danger of frost.
Comments: Part sun to light shade, rich, moist soil. Spires of tubular flowers attract bees and hummingbirds, are excellent for cutting. Plants are toxic; with excellent deer and rabbit resistance. Easy to grow, frequently self sows.