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Digitalis ferruginea ~ Rusty Foxglove

Digitalis ferruginea is a biennial or short lived perennial flower. The leaves of the Rusty Foxglove form a cluster at the base of the plant, the slender flowering stalk can grow 4-5 feet tall during the years growth. Digitalis ferruginea grows well in light shade to full sun. The Rusty Foxglove needs good soil and regular moisture. Digitalis ferruginea blooms in the early to mid Spring in our area. The plants are poisonous and should not be planted where this could be a problem. Digitalis ferruginea will often restart from its own seeds. The Rusty Foxglove is Winter hardy to zone 4.

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Digitalis ferruginea, Rusty Foxglove