Digitalis parviflora

Copper flowers are IT and never more so than when they are a foxglove which flowers from mid-spring to mid-summer stuffed full of nectar. More
300 seeds 157035 £4.25 In stock
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1 x 9cm plant 200608-1 £4.95 Delivery late September
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3 x 9cm plants 200608-3 £12.95 Delivery late September
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Copper flowers are IT and never more so than when they are a perennial foxglove which flowers in the sun or shade from mid-spring to midsummer, stuffed full of nectar, like a skyscraper of cafes, one on top of another, for butterflies and bees.

Genus Digitalis
Group/Species parviflora
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Small-Flowered Foxglove
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Surface sow on trays of moist compost, press in lightly. Do not cover the seed as it needs light to germinate. Digitalis will usually germinate within 2-3 weeks at around 20°C. Prick out each seedling when large enough to handle and transplant into individual pots to grow on. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a couple of weeks before planting out after the frosts. May also be sown direct. Plant in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips After flowering cut down the main flower spikes to encourage side shoots known as 'princes'. After seed has been set cut plant to the ground and apply a mulch of organic matter. Caution: All parts of this plant are highly toxic if ingested, wear gloves when handling.
Flowering May - July
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Digitalis parviflora reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Derek

Remained in leaf - no flower stalk as yet.