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Foxglove Foxy Hybrids

Foxy Hybrids produces extra bright bi-colored blooms in early summer. Great for shady areas. (Digitalis purpurea)

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 24-36" tall, 18" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Early to mid summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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SKU 1DIG
Common Name Foxglove
Botanical Name Digitalis purpurea
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
These new Foxy Hybrids have been a sensation, since they solve the big problem about foxgloves--they're biennials, which mean they don't bloom until their second season. The Foxys bloom the first year, and have extra-bright bi-colored blooms. As with all the others, these are great for shaded areas, especially good at a woodline, or under overhanging branches.

The Foxglove Story The very important Wild Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea is a native of the UK, naturalized in the US, and famous for being used for Digitalis, the life-saving heart medicine. However, Wild Foxglove is a biennial which often makes it undependable in perennial plantings. But since the twenties, there have been beautiful perennial foxgloves too, a little shorter, but just as beautiful as the towering purpureas.

The great breakthrough came when a cross was accomplished in Merton, England in 1928 between the famous biennial wildflower and the perennial species, Digitalis grandiflora. The perennial foxglove has ever since been called Digitalis mertonensis, named after the town. However, Mertonensis gives us only one color.

Now, the Foxy Hybrids take their places in the foxglove line-up, bringing all the colors back with the biennial issue solved.

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4.0

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3.0

Beautiful, but NOT hardy to zone 3 or 4.

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from Cross Plains, WI

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
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    Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Foxy Hybrids:

    I've always wanted to have foxgloves, and I was thrilled to see that these were described as being hardy in zones 3 & 4! (We are zone 4b.) They arrived healthy, grew well, and bloomed all summer the first year. However, despite being in a very protected spot with very good drainage and well mulched, not of them survived the winter. Clearly, these are zone 5, as are all other foxgloves that I've ever seen for sale. Please revise your marketing copy to be more accurate!

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    5.0

    Unbelievable!

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    from Atlanta, GA

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    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

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      • Border Control
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      • Large Areas
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      Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Foxy Hybrids:

      Have always loved Foxglove. I am an avid weeder so no biennial will work in my garden, I pull them up with the massive number of weeds that emerge at the same time in Georgia in the spring.

      My garden is what I call experimental with the goal of having less to do, and more time to enjoy and pick blooms. I planted my first set in Spring 2013. Had blooms. They came back in Spring 2014, larger and more beautiful. I have now planted another 7 in Spring 2014. If the original group returns next year, I will order 100 for a large bed. Weeds do not like growing near them, anymore than the deer like eating them. No deer in garden since they have been spread around.

       
      4.0

      teaching patience

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      from St. Louis, Missouri

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            Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Foxy Hybrids:

            Requires more care, likes acid soil. I have not found the key to successful foxglove growing yet. This is my third time planting them in three different places. I got small flowers on one but did not get flowers from the seeds this year, bought from another grower and it had small flower heads. This one did not flower this year, but has healthy leaves and is doing well. I expect flowers next year, it is planted near lilies and a large bush for support and the leaves are hidden until I get flowers.

             
            5.0

            Absolutely beautiful!

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            from Fairlee, Vermont

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            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth

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                Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Foxy Hybrids:

                This hybrid version of the foxglove tolerated well full sun, looking great throughout the season.

                 
                2.0

                Good looking healthy plant but did not f

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                from Roswell, GA

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                    Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Foxy Hybrids:

                    Plant was deliveried in very good shape and the foliage grew out nicely to 1'-18" in diameter and height but unlike the billing for this foxglove hybrid it did not flower at all so far this year not even a flower stalk. Maybe I got the normal bienial. If so it will likely look magnificent next year.

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                    5.0

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                      Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Foxy Hybrids:

                      I love these at the back of the garden beautiful color for weeks.

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