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PlantFiles: Grecian Foxglove
Digitalis laevigata

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Digitalis (dig-ee-TAH-liss) (Info)
Species: laevigata (lee-vih-GAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Digitalis integrifolia
Synonym:Digitalis laevigata subsp. bosniaca
Synonym:Digitalis urmangi

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11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Brown/Bronze
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive saya On Jul 19, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Though we've had a long and extreme wet season...no signs of mildew at my plant. I find it a very pretty foxglove. I hope it will survive our wet winter and flower again next season.

Neutral Baa On Aug 29, 2001, Baa wrote:

Clump forming plant from the Balkan region. Hairless, mid-green, slim, lance shaped leaves which sports spires of small lipped flowers in the second year of sowing. The lower lip is white and hairy. A popular bee landing pad.

Very easy from seed. Tendancy to mildew.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Barbourville, Kentucky
Portland, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Farr West, Utah
Leesburg, Virginia
Kalama, Washington



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