A very elegant, and truly perennial foxglove, with glossy green, narrow-leaved foliage. The upright flower stalks often grow in curvy lines, and are lined with many creamy flowers. The flowers are smaller than those of many other foxgloves, but their simple elegance makes up for lack of size. Only when you get up close do you notice they are very hairy inside.
||creamy yellow, late spring-summer
||full sun-part shade
||ordinary garden soil. tolerates dry conditions.
|Seed ripens||late September|
|Like hair growing out of a waxy ear |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Follow along as I stroll past all the Digitalis species that have called our garden home
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|colin nolan||Oct 28, 2008||these are very good images of digitalis lutea,keep up the good work.|
|Toni Hyne||May 11, 2010||These don't look like my Lutea whose flowers are a warmer more primrose yellow.|
It could be that there are different varieties. Mine look similar to several other online photos of the species, although I do see some yellower pictures as well.
|David Dunlap||May 02, 2011||Planted several D. lutea last fall, expecting fairly vigorous growth this Spring. So far, plants seem stuck in the 3" range. Is this normal? 5-foot D. ferruginea have grown lustily in the same site. |
This time of year, my digitalis (all species) are still working on filling out their basal clumps, and have not yet started to reach upward. However, I'd say three inches is a bit short at this stage - maybe your plants need another year to settle in.
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