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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Wands of bell-shaped flowers ascend from a broad, woolly basal rosette. This common cottage garden flower has an important role in the manufacture of heart medicine.

    Latin Name

    Digitalis purpurea


    Family

    Plantaginaceae


    Also Known As

    Lady's Glove


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 5'
    Max Spread: 2.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Rabbit

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Hummingbirds

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe


    History

    Washington received seeds of foxglove from his friend William Gordon in 1787.


    Other Details

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

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