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Digitalis laevigata - Waldst.&Kit.

Common Name
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards All parts of the plant are poisonous[7, 65].
Habitats Scrub and woods in the mountains[50, 148].
Range S.E. Europe.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Digitalis laevigata


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Digitalis laevigata

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Digitalis laevigata is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower in July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Cardiac;  Stimulant;  Tonic.

The leaves are cardiac, stimulant and tonic[46, 61]. They are much used in the treatment of certain heart complaints, but cause distress when used in large doses[148].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, succeeding in ordinary garden soil, especially if it is rich in organic matter[1]. It also succeeds in dry soils and, once established, is drought tolerant[188, 190]. It prefers semi-shade but succeeds in full sun if the soil is moist[188, 200]. Plants are hardy to about -15°c[187]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233].

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow early spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 20°c[175]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Digitalis ferrugineaRusty Foxglove02
Digitalis grandifloraLarge Yellow Foxglove02
Digitalis lanataGrecian Foxglove04
Digitalis luteaYellow Foxglove, Straw foxglove04
Digitalis purpureaFoxglove, Purple foxglove, Common Foxglove04

 

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