Herb latin name: Digitalis laevigata
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Medicinal use of Digitalis laevigata:The leaves are cardiac, stimulant and tonic. They are much used in the treatment of certain heart complaints, but cause distress when used in large doses.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Scrub and woods in the mountains.
Propagation of Digitalis laevigata:Seed - surface sow early spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 20°C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Scrub and woods in the mountains.
Known hazards of Digitalis laevigata:All parts of the plant are poisonous.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.