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Digitalis lutea

 
Digitalis lutea
straw foxglove

Common name straw foxglove
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-10)
Flowers creamy yellow, late spring-summer
Size 30-36"
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil. tolerates dry conditions.
Seed ripenslate September

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.

Digitalis lutea
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

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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