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Foxglove Giant Shirley

Incredible height and outstanding color


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  • flowering dateEarly to midsummer (June-July)
  • hardiness zone4-8
  • height4 - 5 feet
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • An award-winning foxglove
  • Deer tend to avoid
  • Attractant for butterflies and other pollinators
Something about foxgloves adds woodland whimsy to the garden, and this giant variety takes that aesthetic to a new level. A showstopping Garden of Merit winner, Foxglove Giant Shirley stands head and shoulders above the rest of the garden, with featherlike fronds and huge, pendulous bells of color. A mature height of up to five feet certainly makes Shirley noticeable, and the colorful blend of flowers makes this Excelsior foxglove a true delight to behold. A mix of colors, from purple to pink to white, stands out along tall racemes, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer tend to stay away from foxgloves, and these flowers self-sow and naturalize well. Digitalis purpurea Excelsior 'Giant Shirley'

Foxgloves are toxic, so be sure to choose a location free of children and pets for these perennials.

Product Details

  • botanical nameDigitalis purpurea 'Excelsior'
  • flowering dateEarly to midsummer (June-July)
  • flower colorMixed
  • flower formSpikes of dangling, 2" long bells
  • foliage typeFeatherlike fronds
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateFast
  • hardiness zone4-8
  • height4 - 5 feet
  • planting instructionsPlant with top of root ball at soil level and space 12-15" apart
  • pruningRemove spent flowers to encourage reblooming. The foxglove will self-seed if spent flowers are not removed.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonFall
  • soil requirementMoist and well-drained
  • spacing12 - 15 inches
  • spread18 - 24 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • watering requirementAverage water needs
  • winter careMulch +/- 2"

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-4B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5A 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
6A & 6B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
7A 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
7B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
8A & 8B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
9A-9B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
10A-10B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/21/24
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/4/24

    Foxglove Giant Shirley
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