Plant Care downy yellow false foxglove

downy yellow false foxglove

About downy yellow false foxglove

Downy Oak Leach is an herbaceous perennial and hemiparasitie on white oaks. It is commonly found in the mountains in dry to mesic forests, and along streambanks. The yellow flowers open June-August in terminal clusters of yellow funnel-shaped blooms atop downy stems. They prefer partial sun in rocky, clay or sandy loams.

Taxonomy

Aureolaria virginica
Aureolaria
Orobanchaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

downy yellow false foxglove and downy oak leach

How to care for downy yellow false foxglove

Water

How often to water your downy yellow false foxglove

Water needs for downy yellow false foxglove
0.5 cups
every 9

downy yellow false foxglove needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for downy yellow false foxglove in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Growing downy yellow false foxglove in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant downy yellow false foxglove in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant downy yellow false foxglove in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 33.3% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 33.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant downy yellow false foxglove in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 7.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for downy yellow false foxglove in your home

Light needs and placement for plant downy yellow false foxglove: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

downy yellow false foxglove love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

downy yellow false foxglove does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize downy yellow false foxglove

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for downy yellow false foxglove: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your downy yellow false foxglove after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot downy yellow false foxglove

Nutrient needs for plant downy yellow false foxglove in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 25th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Care Summary for downy yellow false foxglove

downy yellow false foxglove


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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