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Digitalis laevigata is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
All parts of the plant are poisonous[
Scrub and woods in the mountains[
An easily grown plant, succeeding in ordinary garden soil, especially if it is rich in organic matter[
]. It also succeeds in dry soils and, once established, is drought tolerant[
]. It prefers semi-shade but succeeds in full sun if the soil is moist[
Plants are hardy to about -15°c[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[
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[
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.