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Foxglove in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Digitalis purpurea subsp. Heywoodii 'Silver Fox'

 

Foxglove

Tall spires of colourful, tubular flowers appear in summer above glossy or downy foliage. These biennial and perennial border plants, ranging in height from 45cm to 2m, enjoy moist, humus rich soil and benefit from a little shade. Some perennial species deteriorate after their first flowering and are best treated as biennials. D. purpurea and D. lutea spread freely by self seeding. All parts of the plant are poisonous. 'Silver Fox' has silvery foliage coated in a thick layer of soft hair, similar to lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina). Flowers are pure white and delicately spotted.

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plant Features
  • Foxglove likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Foxglove likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Foxglove is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Foxglove likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
plant information

Common name

Foxglove

Latin name

Digitalis purpurea subsp. Heywoodii 'Silver Fox'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Plantaginaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Foxglove likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Foxglove is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Foxglove likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Foxglove likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Foxglove is 0.40meters x 1.00meters 0.40 M 1.00 M

Digitalis purpurea subsp. Heywoodii 'Silver Fox'

Tall spires of colourful, tubular flowers appear in summer above glossy or downy foliage. These biennial and perennial border plants, ranging in height from 45cm to 2m, enjoy moist, humus rich soil and benefit from a little shade. Some perennial species deteriorate after their first flowering and are best treated as biennials. D. purpurea and D. lutea spread freely by self seeding. All parts of the plant are poisonous. 'Silver Fox' has silvery foliage coated in a thick layer of soft hair, similar to lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina). Flowers are pure white and delicately spotted.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in sun or partial shade in humus rich, moist but free draining soil.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Sow seed from spring until late summer either in a frame or in the open ground. Divide the dependable perennial species in early spring.

 

Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Tall spires of tubular flowers in mid to late summer

 
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