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.

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Typical Blooming Dates: May–July
Growth Type: Biennial
Blossom Color(s): Purple
Hardiness Zones: 4–8
Location at Monticello: East and West Lawns
Planting Conditions: Full Sun to Part Shade