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Digitalis obscura

Willow Leaved Foxglove

Item #: 2383

Zones: 4b to 8b

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Spain

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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And now for something completely different... a shrubby foxglove that looks like a penstemon. D. obscura had me fooled when I first saw it in Denver, Colorado. The narrow, linear green leaves adorning the 20" tall x 20" wide clump had penstemon written all over them. The clump was topped with stalks of rusty-brown penstemon-like flowers that were just begging to be photographed. If you have a sunny well-drained site for a really cool, fool-your-neighbors plant, you must have a Digitalis obscura... Cool!