Foxglove

Digitalis purpurea

[digitalis_purpurea]

Foxglove was recorded in 1738 in the garden of John Custis of Williamsburg, but it was not until the late eighteenth century that the medicinal properties of the plant were discovered. It is native to Great Britain. Both the purple and white forms of Foxglove were offered by the seedsman Bernard McMahon in his 1804 broadsheet.

Growth Type: Biennial Color(s): Purple Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8 Location at Monticello: East and West Lawns Planting Conditions: Full Sun to Part Shade

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Blooming Dates 2002: May 6 – Jun 142003: May 6 – Aug 22004: May 14 – Jul 292006: May 19 – Jul 112007: May 15 – Jul 62008: May 15 – Aug 12009: May 29 – Jul 102010: May 24 – Jul 102011: May 18 – Jul 292012: Apr 30 – Jul 202013: May 12 – Jul 31