80 - 110 cm
pink and purple shades
July - August
sun - partial shade
fairly well drained, but grows in most soil types
acid - neutral - alkaline
temperate regions in Europe
Digitalis, is a genus of around 20 species in the family Plantaginaceae. They are tall plants with long flower spikes and a basal rosette of leaves. They are very poisonous. They are distributed around W- and SW-Europe, W- and Central Asia, Oceania and NW-Africa.
Seed - sown in March.
Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination.
Or sown directly outside in spring. The place should be marked clearly so the seedlings can grow undisturbed.
Biennial, but self-seeds and flowers then every other year. Self-seeds vigorously, so it's best to cut the flower stalks and only let a few pods go to seed. Very toxic plant.