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Foxglove

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: 
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Location at Monticello: 
East and West Lawns
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Blooming History: 
2002 May 6 to 2002 Jun 142003 May 6 to 2003 Aug 22004 May 14 to 2004 Jul 292006 May 19 to 2006 Jul 112007 May 15 to 2007 Jul 62008 May 15 to 2008 Aug 12009 May 29 to 2009 Jul 102010 May 24 to 2010 Jul 102011 May 18 to 2011 Jul 292012 Apr 30 to 2012 Jul 202013 May 12 to 2013 Jul 312014 May 16 to 2014 Jul 302015 May 20 to 2015 Aug 29
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