Is the Arctic Fox Rose Foxglove safe for pets?
All foxgloves can be dangerous to both animals and people if eaten or chewed, or if water holding cut flowers or potted plants is ingested. These are plants that aren't to be toyed with, as foxglove poisoning can cause serious cardiac issues. If you think your dog or cat has eaten foxglove material, quickly call your vet and monitor your pet for signs of poisoning.
If you love the look of foxglove but have pets, keep your furry friends safe by planting foxglove in an area that they can't access, or in containers set in an area they cannot reach. Penstemon or hollyhocks may be alternatives to foxglove, as both are tall flowering plants—and they are not toxic.
While foxgloves, including Arctic Fox Rose, are hazardous to mammals and people, these pose no threat to hummingbirds, insects, or other pollinators, and can be a valuable source of food for those sweet-loving flyers.
Do Arctic Fox Rose digitalis prefer sun or shade?
Plant your Digitalis Arctic Fox Rose in full sun, or in an area that gets morning sun. Foxgloves are true sun lovers. Unless your landscape has very hot direct sun, these plants prefer to be bathed in sunlight! Pair them with other sun-loving perennials for a lush, bright garden.
Where should I plant Arctic Fox Rose digitalis?
Arctic Fox Rose Foxglove plants prefer sunny planting sites, with well-draining, light soil. Due to their height, foxgloves are excellent flowers to plant in the back of the border. Or, plant them along fencerows to allow their beauty and height to shine! Arctic Fox Rose Digitalis can also be grown in deep pots or planters, alone or with other foxglove varieties. Because of Foxglove's height, you will want to provide them some support.
What should I plant with my Arctic Fox Rose Foxglove?
Arctic Fox Rose Foxglove can be mixed with other tall foxgloves, delphiniums, or hollyhocks for a stunning display of tall, stately stems. Try mixing Arctic Fox Rose with white foxgloves or other jewel tones to allow the pink hue to really pop. Or, pair your foxgloves with tall flowers that do not bloom on scapes, such as coneflowers. Our Green Twister Coneflower pairs beautifully with Arctic Fox Rose, and its green-edged petals really draw the eye to the green, immature blooms and green centers of the foxglove.
Of course, foxgloves make a lovely backdrop to shorter garden plants. Place other perennials or annuals in front of the tall stalks of your foxglove, so that only the blooms appear over a shorter display of phlox, dwarf daisies, or dianthus! Create an all-pink display for a monochrome effect, or pair Arctic Fox Rose with other bright colors for a festive look.
How far apart do you plant foxgloves?
Space your foxgloves 24 to 28 inches apart. Remember, each foxglove plant will sprout lovely, frond-like foliage and multiple stems, so these aren't stick-figure plants. Give them a bit of room to space out, and be sure to provide them with some support.