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Hi, has anyone ever had a foxglove like this one... That has sprouted shoots?


  • RuthmshawRuthmshaw Posts: 45
    Yes, all the white foxgloves I planted last year did that and they are doing the same this year. The self seeded ones don't. I have no idea why.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,877
    Lots of sideshoots on my white ones too. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,284
    And mine
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Lol .. So everyone knows except me!
    I didnt even plant it.. It just grew... And grew, its 8ft now. Thanks guys for the info. Xx
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,283
    Rutland, England
  • nultyphilip224nultyphilip224 Posts: 923
    edited June 2019
    @Kerry_gleaves,..very nice Digitalis 'Foxglove',..i have a variety of sizes from mine as some are grown from side shoot cuttings taken in April this year,..image below,..these have only reached 3 to 4 Ft.

    There are others which i have watched with great interest each year as they get bigger than the previous years,..these are very broad and tall,..reaching 8 Ft this year and still growing,..side shoots attached as well which i have planted as cuttings.

    The average sized ones planted in April 2019 from side shoot cuttings.

    The ones reached 8 Ft and still growing.

  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,053
    The Foxglove cup winner so far @nultyphilip224.👏👏👏
    SW Scotland
  • @Purplerain,

    Ah your very generous  :),..thank you,..i expect to have more of those very tall ones when the cuttings from the side shoots take, i always allow them to self seed and keep seeds for sowing,..all of the Foxgloves originated from one packet of seeds about 7 or 8 years ago.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,695
    Are those "Candy mountain", Philip?

  • @fidgetbones,

    I really don't recall as i got the seeds along with a Garden Magazine about 8 years ago,..though that name 'Candy Mountain' would be very appropriate  :)

    They have just passed the 8 Ft mark today and tower over my rose bushes,..even the climber.

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