Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Also known as: Common Foxglove, Purple Foxglove, Finger Flower, Fairy Glove, Lady’s Glove, and Fairy Thimbles.
Grown as: Biennial
Maturity (Bloom): Summer
Crops: Spring, Summer
Growing Conditions: This plant prefers light, moist soil and partial shade but can tolerate full sun with adequate moisture.
Outdoor Growing Temp: 60°F - 90°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp: 70°F. Foxglove needs warm (60ºF - 70ºF) soil.
Start Outdoors: Yes
Small Gardens?: Yes
Light: Sun. Partial Shade.
Water: This plant prefers consistently moist soil that drains well, since soggy soil can cause disease. Water well especially in dry periods; a layer of mulch may help conserve moisture.
Attracts beneficial insects?: Yes
Sow Depth: On soil surface.
USDA Grow Zone: 4a-8b
Produces: thick, textured leaves at the base and tall spikes of tubular, dangling 2-3” blossoms of rose pink or purple with tiny contrasting spots.
While some flowers may at first seem attractive when matched with the Foxglove, consider that the plant grows an average of 2 to 3 feet tall. Ground covers like Creeping Phlox and Alyssum will look better as border plants or next to shorter plants. Aim for the companion flowers to be at least 8 inches tall, and your Foxgloves will look great when blended in with them.
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Zinnia: Exquisite (Zinnia elegans)
A unique and colorful Zinnia that offers a range of shades. Exquisite Zinnia is an easy to grow annual that blooms bright red and fades to soft rose pink as the blooms age. Definitely a favorite of gardeners, florists, or anyone who loves cut flowers.