We’re only two weeks into June and it’s been difficult to keep up with demand for this one – but we received new stock yesterday!
Digitalis, also known as foxglove, are stunning flowering plants, and are sure to captivate your senses with their elegant spikes of tubular flowers in various shades of pink, purple, and white. To help you make the most of your Digitalis, we’ve gathered five essential tips for caring for these enchanting blooms.
Choose the perfect spot: Digitalis thrives in partially shaded areas, so find a location in your garden that offers a balance of sunlight and shade. Ideally, morning sun with some protection from the intense afternoon rays is ideal for these delicate beauties.
Well-drained soil is key: Ensure your Digitalis plants have well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter.
Water with care: Digitalis enjoys consistent moisture, so water your plants regularly, especially during dry spells. However, it’s important not to overwater them, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot. Aim to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.
Support their growth: As Digitalis grows tall and produces tall flower spikes, it’s essential to provide them with support. Gently insert stakes or install a trellis near the plants to prevent them from toppling over in strong winds or heavy rain. Secure the stems loosely to the support structure using soft ties or twine, allowing them room to sway naturally.
Mindful deadheading: To encourage prolonged blooming, remove faded flowers by practicing regular deadheading. Snip off the spent blooms near the base of the stem, which will redirect the plant’s energy into producing new flowers.
Enjoy the magical presence of Digitalis in your garden, and don’t forget to share your stunning photos with us!
Visit Thorngrove Garden Centre here in Gillingham and pick up yours today!