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A famous medicinal (used for heart medicine), Foxglove is native to England; blooms in light shade up to 5 ft. Biennial.

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU DIGG
Foxglove, another of our wildflowers that was taken into gardens just as it was found in the wild centuries ago, is famous for its beauty, but also because it is poisonous. Should not be planted with children around. (You'll be fine. Just don't chew on it!) This quality of the plant also led to its use in medicine which is very important. The “digitalis” well-known in treatment of heart conditions is derived from this species.

Even though it's from faraway England, the wild foxglove is beautifully established and very popular in our woodsy Pacific Northwest, in places like the Oswald State Park in Oregon. The photo above was taken there by nature photographer, Don Paulson.

Associated SKUs
DIGG
DIGQP (1/4 Pound)
DIGLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Foxglove
Botanical Name Digitalis purpurea
Seed Life Cycle Biennials
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 24-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 21,780 sq ft.
1 lb covers 2 acres
Seeds Per Pound 4,535,923
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To Europe
Native To Europe, naturalized in US Pacific Northwest
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Deer Resistant
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes

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American MeadowsFoxglove Seeds
 
2.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

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1.0

Not one grew to maturity - most didn't sprout.

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from Bristol, CT

About Me Casual Hobbyist

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        Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Seeds:

        None grew to maturity. Not sure any sprouted.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        pretty

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        from Morgantown, WV

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

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        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • They Look Nice
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Requires Gardening Experience

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Seeds:

          I wanted a shade flower plant that was pretty, resistant to deer and low maintenance to plant in the treeline of the woods that back up to my house.. Thats what I expected that Foxglove was and I wasnt disapointed. My soil was shady shallow woodland soil, full of stones and roots.Needless to say,one cant broadcast them onto unprepared ground and expect them to grow. Instead I tilled the soil to about an inch deep and seeded about half and put the other half into planters in potting soil, and transplanted them into the same ground. About 1/10 of the broadcasted seeds sprouted and about 3/4 of the potted seeds sprouted.The first year: no blossoms( I expected that). The second year: so many blossoms that the neighbors were coming over to see them. Deer and other vermin dont touch them. I am very pleased.

           
          4.0

          Self seeds like crazy in right condition

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          from NC-TN Border

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Erosion Control
            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Seeds:

            in 2003 I added some American Meadows foxglove and theee other seeds recommended for part shade to the grass mixture my contractor hydroseeded on a cut made on a steep north facing slope. In 2004 the floxglcve was magnificent. Ineed, it was the only flower seed that took. In 2013 it is all over every shady spot in my garden. I like the casual country garden look and am OK with that but beware. In the right conditions this is invasive.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Finicky at best

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            from Harrodsburg, Ky

            About Me Getting Started

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              • Finicky

              Best Uses

              • Containers
              • Cut Flowers

              Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Seeds:

              I scattered a pound of these in 2010 and never saw any germinate. However, this year (2011) I did notice three that bloomed behind the shed inside a rolled up bit of fence (see picture). They were stunning. It's a shame that more didn't survive. I have a feeling that the young plants found the protection they needed inside the fence. I have had luck starting foxglove indoors, but once transplanted outside, they died. They may do better in pots where they can be protected from the elements or in areas that don't have heavy wind.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              No germination

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              from Princeton, NJ

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                • No germination

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Seeds:

                  I didn't pay much attention to these seeds after I scattered them in good, moist soil under partial to full shade. Still, one would think that at least a few of the 4,753,000 seeds comprising the pound of seeds I scattered would have germinated within two years, and none of them have so far as I can tell. American Meadows should be clear about the germination problems of this flower on its website. To be fair, I now understand that many full-shade plants may require several years to germinate from seed. This may be just as well in my case: After sowing these I read that they're quite poisonous to pets, and don't have a smell or taste mechanism to repel them so that they might be quite dangerous to dogs or cats.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great plant , colors abound

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                  from cohocton ,ny

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Susceptible to Pests

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Seeds:

                  great plant along side hollhock at rear of beds. grows well in shaded woobland settings

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  love the plant but unfortunately

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                  from mattituck, new york

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden

                    Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Seeds:

                    plants didn't grow

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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