Plant Information

Common Name: FOXGLOVE
Scientific Name: Digitalis purpurea

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Digitalis purpurea
Digitalis purpurea
Digitalis purpurea
Digitalis purpurea


  • Short-lived perennial
  • Short-lived perennial with only one stem and stalkless, oblong to lanceolate, toothed leaves.
  • Large tubular flowers are produced in dense, leafy racemes in summer.
  • Needs well-drained, neutral to acid soil in sun or partial shade.
  • Fully hardy.
  • Can develop crown rot and root rot in damp conditions.

Culinary Uses

  • No culinary uses.

Parts Used

  • The leaves are picked before flowering.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • A bitter diuretic herb that strengthens heart contractions.
  • Can be used internally for heart failure and irregular heart beat.
  • For use only by professional practitioners.
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