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Woolly Foxglove

Digitalis lanata

Also known as

Grecian Foxglove, Austrian Digitalis, Digitalis, Woolly Digitalis, Foxglove

Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Digitalis lanata, from Thasos, Greece
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Woolly Foxglove Overview

A clump-forming biennial or short-lived perennial. Produces flowers in mid to late summer on stems up to 60cm tall in pale cream to brown, finely veined with brown inside and a lighter cream lower lip. Cut flowering stems down to the ground after spring flowering to encourage secondary spikes.

Common problems with Woolly Foxglove

How to propagate Woolly Foxglove

Seed

Propagate from seed in autumn.

Division

Division; they self-seed readily.

Special features of Woolly Foxglove

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Other uses of Woolly Foxglove

Borders