Large Yellow Foxglove
Digitalis used to be called “Finger-flowers,” because its blossoms resemble the fingers of a glove with the ends cut off. Dwelling in deep hollows and woody dells, this poisonous herb grows easily in any fertile soil, seeds itself freely, and lends a naturalized look at the edge of the woodlands, especially when combined with Aruncus, Actaea or ferns.
Meandering throughout the woodlands and stream banks of central and southern Europe to Turkey and western Siberia, this AGM recipient is touted as one of the hardiest and longest lived perennial species in the genus. Lanky lance-shaped leaves with fine teeth and prominent veins compose the handsome green rosette that launches a lovely pastel showing of pendulous creamy-yellow blooms. Set along one side of staunch, tall leafy stalks, the large funnel-shaped flowers reveal showy brown-stippled interiors; superimposed against a dark backdrop they create an impressive effect.
Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 12" – 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 3.
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