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oxglove ‘Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora

amberspyamberspy Posts: 379
Hi orderd this few weeks ago for back my border 
but just realised I not get flowers every year 🙈wasnt aware when I placed order 
does the foliage still come up yearly thou
will I get much from 9 Cm pot in first couple of years or do I need buy few pots together 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    If you plant it out now you will get flowers next year then if you leave some seeds they will germinate the following year. If it should throw up a flower spike this year, cut it off so the plant can build up for next year. Once you’ve got them they’ll self seed everywhere and you’ll have them forever. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 379
    edited May 2020
    Lyn said:
    If you plant it out now you will get flowers next year then if you leave some seeds they will germinate the following year. If it should throw up a flower spike this year, cut it off so the plant can build up for next year. Once you’ve got them they’ll self seed everywhere and you’ll have them forever. 
    Thanks for this @Lyn
    being a newbie does that mean cut stem open to let it self seed🤔
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    There's no need to cut the stem open, just leave the plant alone, it will drop it's own seeds, new plants will grow, mother nature giving free plants........
  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 379
    Mary370 said:
    There's no need to cut the stem open, just leave the plant alone, it will drop it's own seeds, new plants will grow, mother nature giving free plants........
    Great thanks I won’t touch 👍
  • GreenbirdGreenbird Posts: 237
    Has anyone tried these in clay? I've planted 20 or so but it's the first time I've put them in clay soil and I'm wondering if they'll self seed as easily. 

    I'll collect some seed regardless to sow in the greenhouse, but it would help me out a lot if they would do some of the work also  :D
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Not teasing, we all commit typos, but I'm wondering what size flower an oxglove would have?
  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 379
    @josusa47😂😂😂🙈🙈it wouldn’t let fix typo 
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