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Digitalis lutea

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Pot Size
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Digitalis lutea

Common names

Small yellow foxglove, Straw foxglove, Foxglove


Digitalis lutea (Small yellow foxglove). This is a clump-forming perennial foxglove to 1m tall. Native to Europe and North-West Africa. Raceme flower spikes are a very different cream colour with purple spots in the throat. Cut flowering stems down to the ground after spring flowering to encourage secondary spikes. Leaves are hairless and glossy, dark green leaves. Are sometimes cultivated for medicinal use.


The plants are hardy and will need sun or partial shade with humus-rich, well drained soil that does not dry out excessively.

Interest and use

Grown for their flower spikes in summer.

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Digitalis lutea | Freston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Freston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9
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