Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical
Plant Use: Back of the border, or in the center of a bed.
Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade
Flower Color: yellow purple white
Bloom Period: early summer mid-summer
Height: Minimum: 36 inches Maximum: 45 inches Width: Minimum: 12 inches Maximum: 45 inches
Foliage Texture: medium
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9.
Heat zone 9-3
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: Native to southern Europe. Reportedly only hardy to Zone 7, D. laevigata grows well in our Zone 5 test plots. Jelitto and Schacht report that this plant prefers a limestone soil and will thrive on open wooded slopes. All parts of Digitalis are poisonous. While not invasive, this plant travels by reseeding itself.
Tall, glabrous, red-stemmed spikes hold yellow campanulate flowers with purple veins and a white lower lip. Lanceolate leaves are edged in red.