Our foxglove is huge and happy this year.
By - dalori87
Hot damn! How tall do think it is?
[Here's](https://imgur.com/gallery/4xiwHVD) a more accurate answer from this morning, and a shot of the whole plant in case anyone is interested! It has been raining for a few days though, so swear it's already grown a few inches since I took the original picture yesterday morning. It's at top-of-boob-height now, or about 4.5 feet (53 inches, 135 cm).
How tall are boobs?
About as tall as a fox glove
12-18 hands based on the picture.
Hold up. Like 20 year old boobs or 80 year old boobs?
Underrated comment right here. Somewhere in the middle!
Lol you’re my kinda friend!!
i like those measurements🤩
Looks like about three fiddy to me
Gotdammit loch ness monster I ain't gonna give you no tree fiddy
[Here's](https://imgur.com/gallery/4xiwHVD) a more accurate answer from this morning, and a shot of the whole plant in case you are interested! It has been raining for a few days though, so swear it's already grown a few inches since I took the original picture yesterday morning. It's at top-of-boob-height now, or about 4.5 feet (53 inches, 135 cm).
I just bought about 200 seeds of multiple colored ones to cover my yard. I love the 8 I bought from my local Home Depot.
But seriously, are these poisonous if I touch the seeds like they say?
No. They are only poisonous if ingested. Still probably a good idea to wash your hands after handling the leaves and flowers though. So no making tea from em!
I assume poisonous if Ingested by animals as well then? I have this one cat that eats everything. I’m so bummed these are beautiful.
Unfortunately yes. I’ve never seen cats bother with them like they do some plants but if you’ve got a particularly gourmet kitty who likes to sample everything then I wouldn’t recommend having them.
I love this
Most animals know to avoid extremely poisonous plants but I would be cautious if you have a cat as they don’t seem to follow this rule.
My mom tried starting seeds on top of their fridge with a light and all that. Few weeks ago her young male cat got curious and used the coffee maker to help propel him to the plants. He ate every one, knocked the light off the fridge and spent who knows how long chewing up the plastic tray.
Maybe that’s what the people who lived here before us did, it grows all around the edge of the property, purple pink and white, some of them get WELL over 6’, ours just started coining out we don’t usually have them strong until summer.
They naturally drop their own seeds and often which will cause them to multiply.
In our neighbors another person has these and the seeds blew across the road into the woods where they grow naturally now. Ha ha.
But for me, I love not only the look of them, but the deer wont eat them AND they grow in part sun!!!
fun fact #2: eating only a couple grams of foxglove can be fatal
edit: for reference, a penny weights 2.5 grams
So if we want to poison our enemies, make brownies with an eight of foxglove in each square?
It's easier to just not have enemies
But what if you're looking into becoming a world class assassin who wants to use foxglove in brownies. You're bound to make an enemy or 5.
One of the coolest looking medicinal plants.
Fun fact #3: It still is. The medicine is called digoxin.
Thing I love about digitalis is you only need to buy seeds once and you will have them in your garden forever. Let them dry out, then take the dry stalk and shake it out over your beds. In the spring, transplant seedlings to where you want them.
Thats a nice one. We usually have about 20 that get 5-6ft tall. Strangely enough this year has been one of the worst crops I've seen in a decade. I know they are biennials and they seemed to have synched up and died off by the dozens this year. It was a pretty normal cold snowy winter which has been the exception around here lately. I wonder if the prolonged cold and snowcover killed them off also. I plan on dusting those tiny seeds in all the good spots after the bloom this year to reestablish the crop.
This is our best year yet. We put them in about 5 years ago, and my husband meticulously collects and sprinkles seeds over the area each year. Sorry to hear about your lackluster crop- I'm crossing my fingers for you that it just means that next year will be dazzling!
If you just wait till the seed heads are ripe you can shake the plant (wind probably do it anyway) and it’ll self seed.
Looks good! I need to tell my neighbor to stop watering mine 🙄. I know he means well, but he’s killing it.
He's loving it to death.
That's a corker! Mine get seeded by the birds, so I am always hunting for seedlings under bushes and moving them to more auspicious spots. Everyone in a while you get a grand plant like this one. Enjoy!
Gorgeous! Along Washington’s coast we see a lot of digitalis in the late spring. So stunning!
Just wait till next year. I did the same, they barely grew at all, and now they’re huge and thriving.
They won’t bloom until the 2nd year but then seeds galore!
Glorious! What zone are you?
Can you give me more details? I'm a new homeowner with very little landscaping and little non-vegetable garden experience. These guys need full sun I'm assuming? Could they go well in front yards? (Unfortunately north facing...)
Edit: I'm in zone 5b
No, they're fine in partial shade.
They really don't need terribly much attention. They only need part sun, would likely go well in your front yard! We only ever even need to water them when it hasn't rained for a week or two. Pretty low maintenance.
Oh, that'd lovely. I love the shapes and colors! Certainly will keep this on my list!
Oh my god!!
Hooray for digitalis!
That’s beautiful! Did you do anything special to get out that big and full?
Other than adding a bit of compost as a top dressing at the beginning of each growing season, not much!
Edit: and thank you!!
you missed a great "not mulch" pun!
My trypophobia hit me hard.
glad it wasn't just me!
No kidding. I never knew a flower could creep me out so much
MY FAVORITE. She's divine.
Those flowers are so big that if a fox wanted a fancy purple glove they would fit pretty well.
Ugh so jealous
Don’t eat it!!
Very beautiful! medicinal plant
We have 10 or so, coming up better this year. 1 in particular is about 4.5 feet now, & has the yellow flowers.
They are growing up & through our limestone rock driveway.
Never knew about these before, & I have always let the free plants do their thing till I can identify them. Also know as "Mullein". Wish I could move them so they don't get ran over. Or can I??
Very nice! I had one of these along with a white one at my mailbox until someone decided they were going to just rip it out of the ground on their way up the street. Thanks dick
I don’t think I’ve ever seen flowers like this! I want one for my yard. Can it survive in 9/9b hardiness zone?
That's less of a foxglove and more of a foxthree-piece-suit.
Beautiful! I used a deer resistant wildflower mix last year and got cosmos, bachelor’s buttons and black eyed susans among others. Lo and behold my foxgloves are coming in gorgeous this year! I have some white/yellow ones blooming and I can see some pink ones starting to get ready to bloom. Excited to hear they will spread a lot on their own. Ill try my best not to eat one and die.
This is a biennial?
Incredible! Gives me second thoughts on ripping two out that I just planted this year
This is wonderful!
Luckyyyy!!! Mine just started blooming but none are as stacked as this.
This might be one of the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen!
How do you keep yours happy?
Awww they are sooo lovely! I had one and it didn’t make it for a second season - too damn cold in central Canada.
Look at that. A fox could slip their paw right in there. Just beautiful.
And I am happy looking at this! ♥️
I used to call them "Squid rings" when i was a kid as it was a a way fore to remember the name. Gorgeous plants 🪴
So beautiful 🥰
Looks like Flower on a cob
There must be a lot of hummingbird...
Beautiful; great work
I want this!
Reminder that it's not native and considered invasive.
Do you have any tips? My foxglove looks stunted.