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. Pams Choice is a white selection of this famous perennial, and makes a great contrast grown along with the red or apricot selections.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Early to mid summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Bee Friendly, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Good For Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Leaves are extremely toxic when ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|