Digitalis purpurea, D. ferruginea, D. grandiflora, D. lanata, D. x fulva syn. D. mertonensis, D. obscura, D. parviflora, D. thapsi, D. interspecific hybrids
Foxgloves are easy to grow, vertical accents for part sun, or dappled shade. Flowers attract hummingbirds galore with magnificent spires of tubular flowers. Bloom begins in late spring, or early summer. Once main flower spike is cut, side shoots develop, bloom until September.
POLKADOT HYBRID Foxglove Seeds Digitalis interspecific hybrids
Polkadot Hybrids is a true perennial foxglove series, long lived, and super long flowering! Plants produce extra-large, richly colored flowers, evenly spaced and tightly packed, on 3.5 ft. stems. Flowers are subtlety speckled with white dots. Because flowers do not set seed, individual blooms can hold for many weeks and the flowering season is extended.
Plants live for years. Polkadot Foxgloves begin blooming in spring, and continue into fall. In our mild climate, Polkadot Princess and Polkadot Pippa will flower into November or December. The uniform, well-branched plants grow to 40″ tall. Winter hardy to zone 4.
POLKADOT PETRA HYBRID Foxglove
Polkadot Petra was named for its soft-rose flowers. Blooms bring to mind the rose-colored sandstone in which was carved the ancient city of Petra in southern Jordan. Each tubular flower opens to reveal a creamy white interior with mahogany speckles. Polkadot Petra Hybrid is long-flowering, and a true perennial foxglove. Winter hardy to zone 4.
POLKADOT POLLY HYBRID Foxglove
Large, deep pink-apricot blooms from late spring into autumn.
POLKADOT PIPPA HYBRID Foxglove
Large, coral flowers with apricot interiors. Blooms from late spring until frost. In mild areas flowering can continue into December.
POLKADOT PRINCESS HYBRID Foxglove
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.
DALMATIAN HYBRIDFoxglove SeedsDigitalis purpurea
Fastest foxglove from seed to flowers! These compact, well-branched, 2-3 ft. tall plants bloom in under 4 months from seed! 'Dalmatian' foxgloves produce reliable, strong, first year flowers. They completely encircle their stems with evenly spaced, relatively upward facing bells. Remove old flower spikes first season, plants will bloom heavily again the following year. Superb container plants, perform beautifully even in small pots. In the garden use in mixed borders, or mass along paths or fences. Winter hardy to zone 5.
DALMATIAN ROSE Foxglove
Freckled, creamy rose pink flowers.
DALMATIAN PURPLE HYBRID Foxglove
Deep lavender-purple flowers, attractive maroon and white throats.
DALMATIAN WHITE Foxglove
White flowers, interior spotting is intense maroon.
DALMATIAN PEACH HYBRID Foxglove
Flowers are gorgeous, creamy peach trumpets.
DALMATIAN CRÈME HYBRID Foxglove
Cream colored bells with purple interior freckles.
CAMELOT SERIES Foxglove SeedsDigitalis purpurea
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″ tall and 24-30″ wide. Winter hardy to zone 4. Seed is pelleted for easy and efficient sowing.
CAMELOT LAVENDER Foxglove
CAMELOT CREAM Foxglove
CAMELOT MIX Foxglove
Includes rose, cream, lavender, and white flowers.
CAMELOT WHITE Foxglove
CAMELOT ROSE Foxglove
Individual Foxglove Varieties
PANTALOONS FoxgloveDigitalis purpurea 'Pam's Split'
A completely-new flower shape, Pantaloons is the first 'split-flower' foxglove. The large white blooms split up the sides, create four even curtains. Petals flutter in a breeze, reveal deep-maroon interior spots. Compact, well-branched 3-4 ft. tall plants flower for many weeks in late spring or early summer, produce many more flowering stems than most foxgloves. Started early, bloom is the first year. Winter hardy to zone 4.
LARGE YELLOW FoxgloveDigitalis grandiflora
One of the toughest, and top performing foxgloves. Large, 2″, butter-yellow bells are held on 2-3 ft. flower spikes in early-summer. Plants prefer moist soil, will tolerate some drought when planted in a shady border. A winter hardy perennial to zone 3. Large Yellow foxglove grows nicely with Oriental Poppies.
APRICOT BEAUTY FoxgloveDigitalis purpurea
Magnificent, pastel apricot-pink flowers on 4 ft. tall plants. A biennial or short-lived perennial. Winter hardy to zone 4. Apricot Beauty foxglove grows beautifully with Turkish Wild hollyhock, and shasta daisies. Packet is ¼ gram, about 2,500 seeds.
FOXY FoxgloveDigitalis purpurea
A lovely, heavy-blooming, dwarf foxglove. Attractively speckled, 3″ flowers appear the first year when seed is started early indoors. Sown outdoors late spring through late summer, Foxy foxglove will bloom the following season. Plants grow to 3 ft. tall, are winter hardy to zone 4.
CAFE CRÈME FoxgloveDigitalis lanata
An unusual, rare and beautiful, true-perennial foxglove. The orchid-like flowers are white with bronze yellow markings, are held on long racemes in late spring and early summer. Cafe Crème foxglove will thrive in sun or shade. Plants grow to 3 ft. tall, are winter hardy to zone 5.
Cafe Crème foxglove cannot ship to MN.
DUSKY MAID SUNSET FoxgloveDigitalis obscura
Pendulous, thimble-shaped flowers in beautiful, sunset shades. Colors include amber, beige brown, burnt orange, and red. The narrow, evergreen, dark-green leaves are similar to penstemon. Dusky Maid Sunset is a true-perennial foxglove, plants grow 16-20″ tall, bloom is from July to September. Winter hardy to zone 5.
MILK CHOCOLATE FoxgloveDigitalis parviflora
A true-perennial foxglove with deeply-veined, dark-green foliage and elegant spikes of dense, brown-red blooms from June to August. Plants grow 18-24″ tall, are winter hardy to zone 5.
SNOW THIMBLE FoxgloveDigitalis purpurea
A rare, entirely-white foxglove. Long spikes of 2-3″, pendulous, solid-white bells appear in late spring and summer. Use the 3-4 ft. tall plants to light up shady borders, or naturalize them in woodland gardens. A biennial or short-lived perennial that is winter hardy to zone 4. Snow Thimble foxglove grows beautifully with Astolat delphinium, Magnus Superior echinacea, and Burgundy gaillardia.
EXCELSIOR HYBRIDS FoxgloveDigitalis purpurea
Perhaps the most dramatic of foxgloves. Flowers completely circle stems, are held horizontally to best show beautiful interior spotting. Excelsior Hybrids foxglove grows to 5 ft. tall, is winter hardy to zone 4.
SUGAR PLUM FoxgloveDigitalis purpurea
Tall, 30-40″ spires of bright lavender-pink flowers, their throats speckled deep wine red. Sugar Plum foxglove begins to bloom in early summer. Biennial plants are winter hardy to zone 4.
SPANISH PEAKS FoxgloveDigitalis thapsi
Elegant, pendulous, raspberry-rose flowers on dwarf, easy-to-grow, 18-24″ tall, long-lived, true-perennial plants. Spanish Peaks foxglove blooms in late spring and early summer, repeats in the fall. Winter hardy to zone 5.
GIANT YELLOW HEROLD FoxgloveDigitalis ferruginea
Straight, strong spikes of Dijon mustard-colored blooms on sturdy, 5-6 ft. tall plants. Giant Yellow Herold foxglove will bloom over a long summer season, the flowers are excellent for cutting. Biennial plants are winter hardy to zone 4. Seed is easy to sow, much larger than other foxgloves.
CARILLON FoxgloveDigitalis grandiflora
A dwarf, long-blooming, true-perennial foxglove which produces upright-spires of yellow bells, late spring through summer. They are excellent for cutting. Carillon foxglove grows 12-16″ tall, is winter hardy to zone 4.
STRAWBERRY FoxgloveDigitalis x fulva syn. D. x mertonensis
A true-perennial foxglove with 2-3 ft. spikes of large, copper-rose, tubular blooms in late spring and early summer. Hummingbirds find flowers irresistible. Strawberry foxglove is one of our favorite vertical accents for the shade garden, it is a special, long-lived perennial. Plants are winter hardy to zone 3. Strawberry foxglove grows nicely with Red Hobbit columbine.
How to Plant Foxglove Seeds
Sow foxglove seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil, do not cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 65-75° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant seedlings into the garden 18-24″ apart. Can direct sow foxglove seed into prepared seed beds after danger of frost.
Growing foxglove: Part sun to light shade, rich, moist soil. Tubular flowers attract bees and hummingbirds, are excellent for cutting. Plants are toxic; show excellent deer and rabbit resistance. Easy to grow, will frequently self sow.