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:


100 cm
(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 20C. 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.