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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.
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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: 
May 6, 2002 to June 14, 2002May 6, 2003 to August 2, 2003May 14, 2004 to July 29, 2004May 19, 2006 to July 11, 2006May 15, 2007 to July 6, 2007May 15, 2008 to August 1, 2008May 29, 2009 to July 10, 2009May 24, 2010 to July 10, 2010May 18, 2011 to July 29, 2011April 30, 2012 to July 20, 2012May 12, 2013 to July 31, 2013May 16, 2014 to July 30, 2014May 20, 2015 to August 29, 2015April 26, 2017 to August 12, 2017May 8, 2019 to July 10, 2019

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