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Foxglove ‘Milk Chocolate’


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May - July
60cm x 30cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Award Winner
Hardy Biennial

Chosen for its towering height and unique brown and orange flowers, Digitalis ‘Milk Chocolate’ is a standout in borders or patio pots. Our horticulture team selected it for its striking appearance and versatility. Pair it with companions like Delphinium or Lavender for a captivating display of heights and colours. With its tall stature and delicate blooms, ‘Milk Chocolate’ adds a lot of visual interest and texture.

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Digitalis 'Milk Chocolate' has been meticulously chosen by our horticultural team for its commendable qualities and adaptability. Honoured with the RHS Award of Garden Merit, this perennial boasts tall spikes adorned with tubular, orange and brown flowers. Standing at an average height of 60cm, 'Milk Chocolate' serves as a prominent vertical element in borders and mixed plantings, making a significant visual impact. This digitalis variety accommodates various soil types and light conditions, catering to a broad spectrum of garden spaces. Its versatility extends beyond its adaptability; 'Milk Chocolate' is well-suited for diverse garden styles. From cottage gardens to formal landscapes, this perennial seamlessly integrates into a variety of settings, elevating your garden design in both traditional and contemporary outdoor spaces. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Digitalis 'Milk Chocolate' plays a vital role in supporting local biodiversity by attracting pollinators. This ecological contribution aligns with our commitment to sustainable gardening practices. Whether you're cultivating a cottage garden, a formal landscape, or a wildlife-friendly haven, 'Milk Chocolate' is a reliable and impactful choice, marrying visual beauty with positive ecological impact.

Planting Conditions

To successfully plant Digitalis, choose well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Opt for a location with partial to full sun exposure, ensuring the plants receive 4-6 hours of sunlight daily. Space them 12-18 inches apart to allow proper air circulation. Mulch the area to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Plant in early Spring or Autumn for optimal establishment. This Foxglove variety is known for its striking pink blooms, and these planting conditions will contribute to its healthy growth and vibrant flowering in your garden.

Watering & Feeding

For Digitalis, maintaining optimal moisture levels is crucial. We advise regular watering, especially during dry spells, as this ensures the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Focus on the base of the plant to avoid foliage moisture, preventing potential diseases. While this Foxglove variety appreciates fertile soil, feeding requirements are generally modest. A balanced, slow-release fertiliser applied in early Spring can provide sufficient nutrients for healthy growth and blooming. However, avoid excessive fertilisation, as it may lead to leggy growth. Overall, Digitalis benefits from a balanced approach to watering and modest feeding, contributing to its robust and prolific display of spires in your garden.

General Care

Ensuring the thriving health of Digitalis involves attentive general care. Regular monitoring for pests, particularly aphids and slugs, is essential, as they can impact Foxgloves. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering and prevent self-seeding. Pruning may be necessary after the blooming season to enhance overall plant vigour and shape. Keep an eye for signs of diseases like powdery mildew and address promptly if detected. We recommend providing adequate spacing as this promotes air circulation and helps prevent potential fungal issues. This Foxglove variety generally requires minimal care beyond these considerations. Enjoying its spires in your garden is easily achieved with a balanced approach to pest control, deadheading, and occasional pruning to maintain a healthy and vibrant display.