Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a biennial flowering plant native to Europe, but also commonly found in other parts of the world. The plant is known for its tall, elegant spires of tubular flowers that bloom in shades of pink, purple, white, and occasionally yellow.
The plant is also known for its medicinal properties, particularly for its use in treating heart conditions. It contains a group of chemicals called cardiac glycosides, which can help regulate the heartbeat and improve circulation. However, it’s important to note that the plant is toxic if ingested in large amounts, so it should not be used without the guidance of a healthcare professional.
In addition to its medicinal uses, foxglove is a popular ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes. It prefers partial shade and well-drained soil, and can grow up to six feet tall in ideal conditions. The flowers typically bloom in early summer and can attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.