Botanical Name: Digitalis purpurea
Native: Europe and North Africa
Hardiness: Biennial in USDA zones 4-8
Plant Dimensions: 3'–5' tall
Variety Information: 2"–3" long blooms in white, pink, salmon, yellow, cream, and red while spotted on interior. Flowers of 'Gloxiniiflora' are larger and more open-faced than other foxglove varieties.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Spring to summer
Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, until 2 months before first fall frost.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost. Sow in biodegradable pots to reduce root disturbance.
Days to Emerge: 14–21 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"–24"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 18"–24"