After the first display of flowers, cut back the flowering stem to just below the bottom flower to encourage a second seasonal flush.
How to care for White Foxglove
This White Foxglove is happy sitting in full sun, partial shade and even shadier positions.
Deadhead after flowering to avoid an excess spread of seedlings in your border.
When it is hot ensure you water regularly.
Plant with lots of good quality, peat-free compost.
The White Foxglove doesn't like extremes, try not to let the soil dry out or flood.
Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora
Two year life cycle - flowers at their best in second year (biennial)
RECOMMENDED SOTO POT SIZE
NURSERY POT SIZE
Toxic if ingested. Wear gloves when handling.
EVENTUAL GROWTH (1-2 YEARS)
Height - 1m-1.2m, Width - 0.5m
White Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora)
In this Soto Masterclass, Max introduces the White Foxglove, which is also known as the Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora.
The White Foxglove loves to bask in the sun and provides elegant points of interest to the scheme. Loved by pollinators they are a focal point within a border.
Max explains that as a biennial the flowers have a two year life cycle, with flowers at their best in the second year.
Watch Max demonstrate how to spread the seeds of the foxglove to grow more plants. He explains, when, how and where to cut the foxglove stem with secateurs and how to feed them with compost after. Max reveals this is a job which can be done into late Autumn.
This guide shows how to encourage a smaller second flush of flowers in the summer. Read the full Masterclass on pruning a foxglove here.