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Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' (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

Foxglove 'Milk Chocolate'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Variety or Cultivar

'Milk Chocolate' _ 'Milk Chocolate' is a biennial with glossy, dark green basal leaves and tall, upright spikes of red-brown flowers with purple veining in summer.


Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Highly toxic if eaten.

Flower

Reddish-brown 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

Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering. Deading will also help avoid problems with numerous seedling.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wildflower, Woodland, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry. An ideal site is a humus-rich soil in part shade.

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

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'

Other names

Foxglove 'Milk Chocolate'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Variety or Cultivar

'Milk Chocolate' _ 'Milk Chocolate' is a biennial with glossy, dark green basal leaves and tall, upright spikes of red-brown flowers with purple veining in summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Highly toxic if eaten.


Colour

Flower

Reddish-brown 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

Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering. Deading will also help avoid problems with numerous seedling.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wildflower, Woodland, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry. An ideal site is a humus-rich soil in part shade.

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

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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