Dalmation Rose is an unusual foxglove because it blooms the first year. We encourage deadheading the first-year flowers by removing the flower stem to the base of the plant. This will help promote overwintering and a second year of flowers. By letting seeds form, new foxgloves will self-sow and produce future generations. These new plants can be moved in their first year when they are still small.
The Foxglove Story The very important Wild Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea is a native of the UK, naturalized in the US, and famous for being used for Digitalis, the life-saving heart medicine. However, Wild Foxglove is a biennial which often makes it undependable in perennial plantings. But since the twenties, there have been beautiful perennial foxgloves too, a little shorter, but just as beautiful as the towering purpureas.
The great breakthrough came when a cross was accomplished in Merton, England in 1928 between the famous biennial wildflower and the perennial species, Digitalis grandiflora. The perennial foxglove has ever since been called Digitalis mertonensis, named after the town. However, Mertonensis gives us only one color.
Now, the Foxy Hybrids take their places in the foxglove line-up, bringing all the colors back with the biennial issue solved. (Digitalis)
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Dalmation Rose Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea Dalmation Rose
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
6-12" flower plumes
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to mid summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Low growing green foliage topped with flower spikes.
Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet
Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers
Biennial. Blooms first year.
Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|