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Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' (Small-flowered foxglove 'Milk Chocolate')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'

Other names

Small-flowered foxglove 'Milk Chocolate'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Variety or Cultivar

'Milk Chocolate' _ 'Milk Chocolate' is clump-forming, short-lived, semi-evergreen perennial, often grown as a biennial, with basal rosettes of oblong to lance-shaped, leathery, softly hairy, dark green leaves and dense racemes of small, tubular, bronze to deep yellow-orange flowers in summer.


Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic. Do not consume. Contact with leaves may cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling this plant.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow-orange, Bronze in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove the main flower stalk once the flowers fade. This will encourage the production of flowering side shoots. Cut back in late autumn. In areas with cold winters, protect with a thick, dry mulch.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' (Small-flowered foxglove 'Milk Chocolate') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Underplanting, Wildflower, Woodland

Cultivation

Best in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade but will tolerate almost any soil and situation except very wet or very dry.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'

Other names

Small-flowered foxglove 'Milk Chocolate'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Variety or Cultivar

'Milk Chocolate' _ 'Milk Chocolate' is clump-forming, short-lived, semi-evergreen perennial, often grown as a biennial, with basal rosettes of oblong to lance-shaped, leathery, softly hairy, dark green leaves and dense racemes of small, tubular, bronze to deep yellow-orange flowers in summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic. Do not consume. Contact with leaves may cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling this plant.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow-orange, Bronze in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove the main flower stalk once the flowers fade. This will encourage the production of flowering side shoots. Cut back in late autumn. In areas with cold winters, protect with a thick, dry mulch.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' (Small-flowered foxglove 'Milk Chocolate') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Underplanting, Wildflower, Woodland

Cultivation

Best in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade but will tolerate almost any soil and situation except very wet or very dry.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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