Specie: D. purpurea
Floxglove: from Latin digitus (finger)
Foxglove: Dead Man's Bells, Witch's glove
Name in Latin: Plantaginaceae (formerly placed in Scrophulariaceae)
Name in English: Plantain Family
Origin: Western and southwestern Europe
Growth Habit: herbaceous, biennial
Flower: arranged in showy clusters (terminal and elongated): flowers is tubular and pendent: corolla is spotted inside the tube.
Blooming Period: summer
Leaf: spirally arranged , simple - long broad, glandular hairs. forms a tight rosette at ground level (first year)
useful for adding line: When used in an arrangement will make all other flowers last longer ( natural preservative in sap).
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: up to 14 days
Amount of water: moderate
Nutrition: natural preservative
Special handling: foliage can cause skin irritation , use caution and gloves when handling
Entire plant is toxic: including roots and seeds: just a nibble of the leaves from the upper stem can be enough to cause death. Drying does not reduce risk of dying. Toxic to all animals, human, livestock, canine and feline.