Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea' - RUSTY FOXGLOVE 'GIGANTEA'

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Architectural plant, usually shorter-lived perennial or biennial, that persist in the garden by moderate seeding.

Award of Garden Merit by RHS (UK).

Rusty Foxglove can seed on disturbed or open soil and stays in garden, even when short-lived. Seedlings can be easy to removed. Can be combined with many common perennials and grasses, adds vertical aspect to early summer border.

Blooming Time: May-June (late spring-early summer)
usually 5' tall x 0.75-1' wide
USDA Zones: 4
to 7/8
full sun to half shade. Average soils with some organic matter, with average moisture. Avoid waterlogged soils.
Moisture Needs:
average (medium to medium-dry), adaptable. Established plants tolerate some droughts.
Europa - Hungary, Romania, Turkey and Caucasus
Deer/Rabbit Resistant:
yes / yes, plants are toxic to all mammals, including human!
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators:
yes - some butterflies/ probably honeybees
Attracts Hummingbirds:
Pot Size:
3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
Plant Combinations: Borders, cottage gardens, woodland edges, woodland gardens.
Good companions are majority of commonly available perennials like Agastache, Amsonia, shorter Anemone hupehensis, Aster, Coreopsis, Echinacea, hardy Geranium, Hemerocallis, Heuchera, shorter Helianthus, Iris, Kalimeris, Monarda, Nepeta, Origanum, Paeonia, Penstemon digitalis, Perovskia, Phlox, Physostegia, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, Solidago, Stachys, Stokesia, Tradescantia, Vernonia, Veronica, etc. and medium sized or shorter ornamental grasses.

Good cut flower.

Picture copyright: Franz Xaver, Commons Wikipedia