Digitalis (Foxglove) seedlings

On Mother’s Day 2015 feeling sorry for myself because I didn’t get to see my son, I went out into the garden and made a new border in a shady corner of the home garden. After spending the day out there digging and preparing for new plants, I remember feeling my mood lighten.webimg_9749

The plants are thriving now and I have been growing white Foxgloves from seed since Spring and hadn’t managed to plant them on yet. So this week I finally got around to it and planted them directly into the ground in what I now call my ‘Mother’s day border’. What a treat to handle them and plant them into their new homes. Once they are fully grown they should bring height and light to that area of the garden next year. Foxgloves are biennial which means they will put on their green growth in the first year and flower in the second. Once established, self seeding will ensure future generations of beautiful plants.

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Botanical name

Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora
Genus
Digitalis
Species
D. purpurea f. albiflora – D. purpurea f. albiflora is an erect, rosette-forming, hairy, semi-evergreen biennial or short-lived perennial with ovate to lance-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and tall, one-sided spikes of white flowers in summer.
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Clump-forming, Erect
Toxicity
Highly toxic if eaten
Awards
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

If you would like to have a new planting scheme for your home garden or border do feel free to get in touch.

Happy gardening!