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Digitalis ferruginea ‘Gigantea Gelber Herold’
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Rusty Foxglove

Digitalis

Foxglove

Digitalis used to be called “Folks Glove,” because its flower resembled the finger of gloves worn by “good folk” or fairies, who, like the plant, dwell in deep hollows and woody dells. This poisonous herb grows easily in any fertile soil, seeds itself freely, and lends a naturalized look at the edge of woodlands, especially when combined with Aruncus, Actaea, or ferns.

Digitalis ferruginea ‘Gigantea Gelber Herold’ full sun  partial shade

Originally found on Krk Island off the Yugoslavian coastline, Rusty Foxglove boasts distinctive copper-hued towers of bloom. Lanceolate, dark evergreen leaves form a handsome base for the tightly packed large, thimble-shaped flowers colored in cheerful yellows with rust accents. A powerful presence in the garden or in an arrangement, let its stately stance echo the vertical blades of Calamagrostis, while blue Aconitum provides glorious complementary color. Readily reseeding, this intriguing biennial will bring years of enjoyment.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 5' 0" high x 18"–2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Digitalis ferruginea ‘Gigantea Gelber Herold’ (P-0931)
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