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Foxglove, Common Foxglove, Purple Foxglove, Lady's Glove 'Primrose Carousel'

Digitalis purpurea

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Digitalis (dig-ee-TAH-liss) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Primrose Carousel



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

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

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Seward, Alaska

Camarillo, California

Lincoln, Nebraska

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Vineland, New Jersey

Mooresville, North Carolina

Dundee, Ohio

Bon Aqua, Tennessee

Puyallup, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 20, 2011, newbiehavinfun from Vineland, NJ wrote:

I am very impressed by this cultivar. I planted tiny seedlings in late April and they are blooming in mid-June! Primrose carousel sports multiple stalks of pretty, cream-colored blossoms that blend with everything, and the foliage has stayed nice despite the intense heat we had all May this year. I will be saving seed from this year's flowers and hoping they come true to seed!


On Jan 28, 2010, annlof from Camarillo, CA wrote:

A beautiful color for foxgloves. I have grown this plant successfully in both Maine and Southern California -- it must be very adaptable! In rich, amended soil and semi-shade they can reach 5' in height, although they needed staking. I think this color is wonderful with blue irises. Seed is hard to find (I had to order mine from Thompson and Morgan) and I've never seen plants for sale at the nursery.


On Jun 4, 2005, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I am quickly becomming a great fan of foxgloves. They flower over an extended period of time, and the flowers are SOOOOOOOOOOOO interesting.


On Jun 20, 2004, Baa wrote:

A soft, pale lemon, creamy cultivar of Digitalis purpurea.