Purple Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
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Purple Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

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The Purple Foxglove, like its siblings, is a very traditional, yet poisonous plant steeped in legend and a native shrub. With its bell-shaped, violet inflorescences, which supposedly serve as dwellings, gloves or hats for elves in many mythological
tales, it is very decorative. It is considered a pioneer plant and likes to spread on cleared forest grounds. Wildly growing, it only rarely appears in Germany anymore and, therefore, is on the list of endangered species.

Not only elves but also the devil is said to have used the plant - as foxglove. It is common to all narratives about the plant that it attributed magic effects.

Historically, it has been used in popular medicine, but it is extremely difficult to dose so that acute poisonings during therapy attempts were not uncommon. Its presumably best-known application is in the form of various Digitalis preparations, which are enormously effective in combatting heart failure and age-related cardiac insufficiency and approved in conventional medicine. The contained cardiac glycosides strengthen the heart muscle and regulate the heart rate.

The plant is very poisonous and should not be planted in gardens where toddlers or animals play!

Purple Foxglove seeds, content approx. 10000 seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
50 – 150 cm
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
Lifecycle :
Partially shadyfull sun
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Sowing time outdoors:
Best germination temperature :
15 – 22 °C
Germination time in days:
10 – 20
Planting distance:
35 x 35 cm
Needs light to germinatePoisonous plantpflanze des jahres
A biennial shrub which can reach up to 2 meters in height in the second year. Direct sowing in spring or summer, broadcast into the flowerbed. It may be necessary to mix the small seeds with some sand to facilitate the sowing. They also require light for germination, so do not cover them completely with soil. The Purple Foxglove grows well in half shade but, under good conditions, it can also thrive in the shade. For this purpose, it requires loose, permeable, acidic, and uniformly moist soil and high humidity.
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Seed quantity:
10,000 Pcs.

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