Best plants for a gravel garden – Digitalis parviflora ‘Milk Chocolate’

Digitalis parviflora ‘Milk Chocolate’

Small-flowered foxglove

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'
  • Common name: Small-flowered foxglove
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Orange

Foliage colour:

Green

Small-flowered foxglove, Digitalis parviflora ‘Milk Chocolate’, is a compact foxglove, bearing dense spikes of orange-brown flowers with a purple-brown lip. Its foliage is a rich, dark green, which provides the perfect foil for the striking blooms. A short-lived perennial, it’s perfect for growing in a mixed ornamental border or as part of a container display.

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Grow Digitalis parviflora ‘Milk Chocolate’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Deadhead spent flower spikes and cut to the ground after flowering.

How to grow Digitalis 'Milk Chocolate'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Digitalis 'Milk Chocolate' and wildlife

Digitalis 'Milk Chocolate' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Digitalis 'Milk Chocolate' poisonous?

Digitalis 'Milk Chocolate' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Birds

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

Toxic to People