(Digitalis purpurea) Biennial in the Figwort Family, native to the Pacific NW. A beautiful rosette of fuzzy, pointed leaves sends up a tall flowering stalk (3-6′) in the second year, covered with purple-magenta flowers. Many cultivars exists in various colors but this is the original native. Used for making the heart medicine, digoxin, but is highly toxic with small doses being lethal, so don’t try it at home! Even handling the flowers can lead to poisoning. Nonetheless, this striking ornamental is common and popular in flower gardens. Drought-tolerant.
Planting suggestions: Thrives in poor, disturbed soils, mostly shady to mostly sunny. Dust-like seeds should be sprinkled on soil around the Final Frost and pressed down firmly. Does not like transplanting. Thin to 12-24” spacing.
Contains 200 seeds