Rehmannia elata (Chinese Foxglove)
Visit this link to learn more about the history of Rehmannia elata and its medicinal properties. Chinese Foxgloves are similar to the Foxgloves we are familiar with, but there are distinct differences: the blooming spikes are shorter; their blooms are more open and outward facing; they will rebloom; the scalloped leaves are lovely bonus; they send out new plants that can be removed and planted in other places. It's an all around beautiful plant that I have grown in Zone 6b successfully, although not consistently. Zones 7-11 is recommended, but if I were you, I would give it a try if you live on the fringes of these recommended zones because it is a plant that is definitely worth knowing, no matter how long you are able to have it in your garden. Rehmannia elata prefers a little shade with its sun. Quarts.