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How to Grow Foxglove

Digitalis Germination Information

Digitalis is the botanical name for Foxglove
Digitalis Seed Germination How to Sow Digitalis:
  • For best results, sow indoors, leaving the seeds uncovered
  • Maintain a temperature of 68-70° F during germination
  • Germinates in 15-20 days
  • Plants started early will bloom the first of the year
  • When sowing outdoors, barely covering the seeds, anytime in spring or summer up to two months before first fall frost for blooms the following year
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Digitalis:
Spacing: Space 15-24 inches apart in a rich, loose soil with excellent drainage in partial shade

Watering: Water during extended dry periods

Additional Care: Mulch well beneath the foliage. Removing the dead flower stalks may encourage rebloom

Appearance and Use:

Excellent source of flowers for cutting, Foxglove is grown in borders, as a background planting or in woodland areas. Digitalis also has medicinal value. Upright plants have 1- to 6- foot spikes of 1- to 3-inch, nodding, bell-shaped blooms of white, yellow, pink, purple, or red sometimes speckled. Serrated, mid-green foliage is lance-shaped and can be glossy or hairy


About Digitalis:
Pronunciation:  dij-i-tal’-is
Lifecycle:  Biennial,perennial
Origination: Scrophulariaceae; native to Europe, Northwest Africa, and Central Asia
Common Name: Foxglove

Warning: The foliage is toxic