Common Names: foxglove
Size: 1 ft. high and wide.
Flowers: Lavender flowers that droop, spring, summer; light green, fuzzy lance-shaped leaves.
Uses: Color accent, border, rock garden. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Flowers attract hummingbirds. Butterfly larvae. Deer resistant. Rabbit resistant.
Soil: Tolerates a variety; should be well-drained.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Cut off main spike after flowering; will produce second bloom. Cut plant back in fall. Divide in spring or fall every 3-5 years.
Pests & Diseases: (Rare): powdery mildew, leaf spot.
Notes: Although the plant is poisonous in nature, the leaves of Digitalis purpurea are processed to create the heart drug, digitalis. Hardy to 0° F.