Foxglove, (genus Digitalis), genus of about 20 species of herbaceous plants (family Plantaginaceae). Foxgloves are native to Europe, the Mediterranean region, and the Canary Islands, and several species are cultivated for their attractive flower spikes. All parts of the plants contain poisonous cardiac glycosides and are considered toxic if ingested.
Foxgloves typically grow to a height of 45 to 150 cm (18 to 60 inches). They produce alternating, ovate to oblong leaves toward the lower part of the stem, which is capped by a tall one-sided cluster of somewhat pendulous bell-shaped flowers, each of which may be up to 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) long. The flowers may be purple, yellow, or white and are often marked with spots within. Most species are biennials, meaning that they flower during their second year and then die after seeding. The fruits are dry capsules with numerous small seeds.
Dimensions: Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in. Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 6 in.
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators.
Flower Bloom Time: Spring, Summer
Light: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
Soil Texture: High Organic Matter Soil pH: Acid (<6.0)Soil Drainage: Good Drainage/ Moist
Available Space To Plant: 12 inches-3 feet.
NC Region: Coastal Mountains Piedmont
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a