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Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Hybrids'

More About Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Hybrids'

  • Enormous spikes of large, bell-shaped flowers
  • Flower colours range in shades of white, pink, and lavender with varied, coloured markings
  • Mid-green, oblong leaves have deep veining
  • Bloom Time: All summer

Interesting Notes:

Caution: All parts of digitalis, if ingested, can cause illness. Digitalis has been used as a heart stimulant for centuries. External contact with plant parts can cause irritation for some people. 

Zone:

4

Height:

120-150 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Multi-coloured
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Foxglove Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in average to medium moisture, a well-drained soil, in partial shade. Can tolerate full sun with adequate moisture. Plants will require staking. Is considered a biennial, so allow the plant to reseed. 


Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Hybrids' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Poisonous
Poisonous
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Hybrids'

Digitalis mertonensis

Digitalis mertonensis

Pink Foxglove