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Foxglove

Regular price $2.19
Digitalis purpurea (Scrophulariaceae)
One of the loveliest, most important plant species that has been introduced from Europe and naturalized in various parts of North America. The flowers are numerous, on a spike, and range from a deep purple to lilac with conspicuous spots interlining the throat of the tubular flower. As a biennial, the leaves form a rosette the first year followed by the flower spike the next year. Prefers a nitrogen rich sandy loam soil, in partial sun to full shade.

Suggested use: Shaded areas, wildflower mixes, waste places. Miscellaneous: Foxglove is a source of digitalis prescribed by doctors to strengthen the heart and regulate its beat. Extremely poisonous! Enjoy, but do not eat!

Average Planting Success: 50%
Height: 2 - 4 feet
Germination: 20 - 30 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 60°F - ­65°F
Sowing Depth: Surface Sow
Blooming Period: June - September
Average Seeds Per Pound: 4,360,000
Seeds/Pkt: 2,875 - covers 40 sq.ft.
1 oz Covers: 5,445 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 1/2 lb. per acre

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