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Digitalis trojana
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Helen Of Troy Foxglove

Digitalis trojana

<i>Digitalis trojana</i>

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 trojana full sun  partial shade

Straight-backed stems, garbed in gleaming darkly green lanceolate leaves with fine gray haired margins, spring from a handsome evergreen rosette. Indigenous to Turkey, this hard-to-find foxglove’s signature is its remarkable soft-looking, earthy flower spikes. fuzzy, tightly set, silver washed buds unveil caramel-colored blossoms, featuring elaborately patterned gold and rusty brown throats and luminous white lips. Long blooming, more drought tolerant than other digitalis and happiest in a cool, somewhat shady setting, it can be positioned next to Salvia forsskaolii.

Blooms June – August.

Size: 2' 0"–2-1/2' high x 12" wide. Zone 5/6.

Digitalis trojana (P-1443)
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