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Foxglove, Common Foxglove, Purple Foxglove, Lady's Glove 'Apricot Beauty'

Digitalis purpurea

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




Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early 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:

Calistoga, California

Aurora, Colorado

Owosso, Michigan

Bayville, New Jersey

Eugene, Oregon

Coventry, Rhode Island

Leesburg, Virginia

Cathan, Washington

Concrete, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 11, 2013, klgaffney from Howell, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Beautiful plants. I placed 2 in partial shade late last year and while they did well that summer, they're amazing this summer. The smaller of the two stayed true to color, but the other, which seemed to have tripled in size and number of spikes, turned a ghostly white. They've also reseeded generously from last summer. I'm curious what the colors the new ones will display next year--I'm assuming the usual white-to-purple.


On Jun 1, 2012, msclark from Eugene, OR wrote:

I am wondering if apricot beauty foxglove reseed true to color. I had one last year and it gave off tons of babies and it appears the parent plant is blooming again, but it seems to be more of the rather common lavender purple than the gorgeous color of the the apricot foxglove. Do they reseed true to color or not? I'd love an answer! Thank you.


On Jan 19, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

Apricot foxglove blooms in a delicate shade of apricot pink that looks nice in warm color schemes. It's easy to grow from seed.