Foxglove Varieties: Best Varieties To Grow

Foxglove is a beautiful perennial plant that belongs to the plantain family and is native to Europe. It got its name foxglove because its flower looks like a gloved finger that fits the size of a fox’s paws.  

Usually, One foxglove plant produces 20-80 flowers and around 2 million seeds in its lifetime. The flowers and seeds are produced in the second year of planting, in the first year it only grows leaves. 

Foxglove has medical benefits but the plant itself is toxic when consumed by humans or animals like dogs and cats.

Foxgloves are found in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Here, I listed some best foxglove varieties you can grow in the garden. 

Varieties are listed based on bloom color, height, width, and visual appearance. There are tons of other varieties and cultivars available in the market. Choose plant according to your requirement.

Foxglove ‘Polkadot Polly’

Polkadot Polly Foxglove

Polkadot Polly variety is a true perennial that blooms for a very long period. It has a three and a half inches long stem that contains richly colored flowers. The flowers are tightly packed and evenly spread that bloom from spring to fall. The plant grows up to 40 inches in height with a white dot sprinkle on the flowers. This variety is winter hardy in USDA zone 4.

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Foxglove Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’

Digiplexis Illumination Flame

This is a beautiful hybrid of two varieties foxglove and an Isoplexis. This plant grows well in USDA zones 8-11. The flowers of illumination flame are creamy yellow trimmed in a rose pink and bloom from spring to late summer. Unlike foxgloves, this cultivar is sterile and therefore won’t produce seeds. 

Foxglove ‘Rose Shades’


This is a careless foxglove variety that grows hardy in USDA zones 4-8. The plant blooms in late spring to fall and grows 30 inches tall. This variety can be grown anywhere, thrive in full sun as well as partial shade. Use them as flower cutting, they have pale to deep pink flowers.

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Foxglove ‘Pam’s Choice’

Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'

Pam’s choice flower grow spikes to white flowers fill with splashes of burgundy. They bloom from late spring to early summer and are winter-hardy in zone 4. The plant produces more stems compared to other varieties of foxgloves. The stems up to 4 feet tall in height make them excellent for the border of flowering gardens. The good thing about Pam’s choice, if you plant them early, they will bloom in the very first year.

Foxglove ‘Mountains Mixed’

foxglove varieties mountains mixed

 Mountains Mixed has a strong stem and has upward-facing flowers. Due to this unique shape, they catch eyes from far away and also attract beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies. The flowers bloom throughout spring and are hardy in USDA zone 4 to 9. The plant thrives well in full sun to partial shade. 

Foxglove ‘Excelsior Hybrid Mix’

foxglove varieties excelsior hybrid

Excelsior hybrid mix is one of the attractive foxgloves. It has speckled blooms come cream, pink rose, and primrose. Just like other foxglove varieties this plant also grows in the second year of planting. The flowers elegantly cover their entire stem and if you grow them horizontally, they are the most noticeable variety. Excelsior hybrid in winter hardy in zone 4 and grows up to five feet taller.

Digitalis Lutea

foxglove varieties digitalis lutea

Digitalis Lutea is also known as straw foxglove, it is a true perennial. The flower petals are pale yellow and the inner part contains brown specks. They have unique tabular petals that grow up to three feet in height and have glossy green leaves.

Digitalis ‘Waldigone’ (Goldcrest Foxglove)

Goldcrest Foxglove

The Waldigone variety bears big apricot-colored flowers with specks of brown inside flowers. The plant forms clumps with shiny, evergreen leaves that are frequently visited by hummingbirds. 

Digitalis Purpurea ‘Camelot Series’


This is an old-fashioned foxglove feature, big vibrant flowers that bloom from late spring to early summer. It has strong, vigorous branches that grow four feet taller and 30 inches wider. This variety is winter hardy in zone-4. 

‘Foxlight Ruby Glow’ Digitalis

Foxlight Ruby Glow

Foxlight Ruby was introduced in 2015, it is a perennial flower that has dark pink or red petals. Used to decorate in a vase and also well-suited in containers.

Strawberry Foxglove

strawberry foxglove

Strawberry foxglove is a hybrid result of two species crosses in the 1800s. This variety grows up to three feet taller and has copper-rose-colored petals. The flowers bloom in late spring to early summer and attract hummingbirds. In the first year of planting, it only produces dark-green foliage that is dense, large, and full of texture.

This plant is pest-resistant including aphids, mildew, and excessive sun. planting this variety in groups of three to four will grab the attention of anyone nearby. To make a more appealing plant along with Red Hobbit Columbine.

Did I Miss Anything?

Now I’d like to hear from you: which foxglove variety from today’s post are you going to try first? Or maybe, I didn’t mention your favorite variety. Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

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