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Digitalis ferruginea ‘Gigantea’
Digitalis ferruginea ‘Gigantea’
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Digitalis ferruginea ‘Gigantea’

Rusty Foxglove

USDA Zone: 4-7

Plant number: 1.190.120

This is a rather unusual species, featuring tall, towering wands of honey-brown flowers in the summer months. Foliage is green, forming a large rosette at the ground in the first year, followed by flowers in the second. Generally acts as a self-seeding biennial. An unusual cut flower. Performs well in a moist border, or in the woodland garden. Any seedlings that appear may be easily moved in early spring. May need to be staked. CAUTION: Toxic if eaten.

Further details for
Digitalis ferruginea ‘Gigantea’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   120-180 cm
   47-70 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.