Maryland Blogger: Are you including Foxglove flowers in your home garden?

Are you including Foxglove flowers in your home garden?

Are you including Foxglove flowers in your home garden?


Foxglove flowers can add a lot of color to your home garden. Foxglove blooms during early summer in various shades of shell pink, rose, cream and white, with contrasting freckles. They are natives of Europe, Western Asia and Northern Africa.

Caution: The leaves are poisonous. If you have children or pets, you might want to steer clear of this flower.

The poisonous substance in the leaves is called Digitalis. You may recognize this as a chemical sometimes used in the treatment of heart disease.


Foxglove growing tips.


Subhash Sharma  This is a lovely photograph of Foxgloves (Digitalis sp.) which are great flowers not only for their beautiful looks but to attract hummingbirds galore with magnificent spires of tubular flowers. Some also provide useful medicines for heart problems. There are three subspecies of Digitalis purpurea which include D. p. subsp. Purpurea (most of Europe), D. p. subsp. Heywoodii and D. p. subsp. Mariana (Iberia). From the various colour flowers the pink certainly has an edge.

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.



Foxglove, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery County, Maryland

Canon PowerShot G11 Camera

Photograph by Roy Kelley

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Comment balloon 10 commentsRoy Kelley • April 30 2018 04:08PM



What a beautiful shot...My garden is one, and I have to restrain myself from buying more flowers...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 6 months ago

Hi Roy... my answer is no.... I don't have a garden per se. Hate gardening and have a black (not brown) thumb. But I can appreciate pretty gardens when I see them!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 6 months ago

Hi Roy Kelley - I am going to share a wordless Wednesday that shares this flower, right after I finish this post. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 6 months ago

Looks somewhat like some of the things my wife plants.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 6 months ago

What a lovley flower to share.  Not sure about adding it to our garden, because we usually try to attract butteflies and birds.

Posted by Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker - (Fillmore Real Estate 2926 Ave J Brooklyn NY 11210) 6 months ago

That's a very pretty flower, Roy. I can see why the hummingbirds are attracted. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 6 months ago

This may well be the year for foxgloves...I have admired the neighbot's  collection for years !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 6 months ago

Good morning Roy.  I will need to talk to my landscapers about this possibility.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 6 months ago

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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago