Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) 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)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Bright Yellow
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer
Foliage: Herbaceous Smooth-Textured
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
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
On Apr 23, 2012, newbiehavinfun from Vineland, NJ wrote:
This is the only foxglove that I have found that reliably comes back after flowering. A true perennial. Not as tall or as large of flowers as other foxgloves. I find that the stems have a nice wave to them.
On Jun 1, 2010, arlyn from Nahant, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:
The Yellow Foxglove I imported from my mother's gardens in Maine seem to be quite happy here in Nahant, MA. It took a few years for them to take hold, but this year they're nigh onto riotous and I expect that some thinning will have to happen next year. One of my favorite bits with this plant is looking *inside* that bell-shaped flower - medicine man, indeed.
On Jan 17, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:
Although this foxglove isn't as showy as Digitalis purpurea, the soft yellow flowers with their brown netting are nice when you want something smaller and low-key. It performs surprisingly well for me in a semi-shaded spot, even though I have sandy soil that dries out quickly in the summer.
A short lived perennial Foxglove from Europe to Siberia.
Has lance - oblong, toothed, veined, mid-deep green, often hairless leaves. Bears pale yellow with spotted/veined brown inside, tubular flowers 1-2 inches long.
Loves a moist but well-drained, fertile soil in partial shade but will stand full sun where the soil is constantly moist. Excellent light woodland plant. Dislikes too much winter wet or over dry soil in summer.
It's very easy to grow from seed. They generally don't live much longer than 4-5 years at the most in my experience but they will produce quite a bit of seed after one flowering so you need not be without it.
On Jun 14, 2001, BotanyBob from Thousand Oaks, CA wrote:
By the way, this IS a highly toxic plant for those that might be tempted to eat your garden plants. Foxglove contains a cardiotoxin (digitalis), which in just the right amounts, has been used for centuries to help treat chronic heart failure (slows the rate of the heart beat, and increases the heart's strength)... but too much is a potent poison. Anyone out there with a heart condition taking Digoxin, or Lanoxin, that medication is from this plant.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Auburn, Alabama Opelika, Alabama Palmer, Alaska Flagstaff, Arizona Denver, Colorado Post Falls, Idaho Westchester, Illinois Farmersburg, Indiana Durant, Iowa Sioux City, Iowa Ewing, Kentucky Cornville, Maine Nahant, Massachusetts Fountain, Michigan Lake Orion, Michigan Eupora, Mississippi Himrod, New York Rochester, New York Columbus, Ohio Highland Heights, Ohio Williamsburg, Ohio Monmouth, Oregon West Goshen, Pennsylvania Amelia Court House, Virginia Leesburg, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia East Port Orchard, Washington Kalama, Washington Rhinelander, Wisconsin