Foxglove

Digitalis spp. / Biennial

‘Foxy’ Blooms the first year! An old-fashioned garden favorite, the foxglove can reach 3–4′, and bears tubular flowers in shades of pink, purple, rose and white. Foxglove excels in shady, moist areas, growing a mound of gray-green leaves and sporting colorful blooms, which attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Being a true biennial, foxglove will reseed then die; only occasionally lasting more than a few years. The entire plant is poisonous, though generally not fatally. The leaves of common foxglove are the source of the cardiac stimulant digitalis.