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botanical name:
Digitalis lanata
Digitalis lanata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Woolly Foxglove
synonyms:  Digitalis lamarckii
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: buff
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
description:
Clump forming perennial or biennial. Mid green leaves up to 12cm, sometimes with toothed edges. Dense leafy racemes of pale cream or fawn flowers with brown or violet-brown veins and paler cream lower lips, produced from mid to late summer.

cultivation:
Well drained, humus-rich soil in sun or part shade.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Used medicinally in the manufacture of heart stimulating drugs.

other notes:
Found wild in Italy, the Balkans, Hungary and Turkey.

D. lamarckii may be used as a trade synonym but is also a distinct species.

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