Genus: Foxglove

Digitalis

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials
Foxglove (Digitalis)
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Scrophulariaceae
The genus Digitalis is characterized by eye-catching spires of densely arranged, elegant, tubular flowers, which begin opening from the bottom and continue upwards. The flowers occur in a wide range of colors, frequently with spots. Many species self-sow prolifically, a trait that can be considered "naturalizing" or "nuisance," depending upon the site. There are species suitable for sunny borders, open woodlands, and meadows.
Noteworthy characteristics:  These low-maintenance plants bloom with colorful, vertical drama.
Care:  Most species prefer part-shade in humus-rich soil, but can tolerate anything but extreme conditions.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in situ or in a cold frame in spring.

Problems: 

Southern blight, anthracnose, fungal leaf spot.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Digitalis

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Yellow foxglove
Digitalis grandiflora
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Sunset foxglove
Digitalis obscura
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Common Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'