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Foxglove, Common Foxglove, Purple Foxglove, Lady's Glove 'Camelot Lavender'

Digitalis purpurea

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Digitalis (dig-ee-TAH-liss) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Camelot Lavender
Additional cultivar information:(Camelot series)



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)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer




Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

From seed; direct sow after 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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


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

Decatur, Illinois

Indianapolis, Indiana

Falmouth, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Hudson, New Hampshire

Flanders, New Jersey

Averill Park, New York

Pekin, North Dakota

Painesville, Ohio

Camden, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Salt Lake City, Utah

Leesburg, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia

Clinton, Washington

Sumner, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 2, 2007, Meredith79 from Southeastern, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I bought 3 of these in 2006, they said perennial on the pots. I planted them on the west side corner of my house, because the label said part sun so this seemed appropriate. Well the leaves started turning brown and mushy, as soon as the temps got hot. The plants kept sending up new flower stalks and bloomed well, but the flowers didn't seem to last long and were very messy and noticeable as the fell all over the leaves, which at first was what I thought was the reason for the leaves having problems. I would notice that as soon as the flower stalks had a good amount of blooms open that most often they would fall over and then I'd have to cut them back. (High maintenance) By the fall I had given up on keeping them tidy and I decided to move them to a bare spot that I had from some annual im... read more