The Garden Community for Garden Lovers



By Sjw

gloucestershire, United Kingdom Gb

I grew them from seed last year , planted them out this Spring, no flowers this year though. I have planted them too close together and wanted to know the best time to move them. Would Autumn or next Spring be best.



Autumn, once its cooled down and is damp, say late October (in the south of England, anyway, don't know where you live). They are biennial plants, so grow one year and flower the next.

12 Jul, 2009


As Bamboo says, they are biennials, but if you planted them out from pots in the spring they might be thinking this is still their first year. They will flower next spring, even if they are close together. Foxgloves will grow very well crowded together and in fact look even better in a thick clump.
Try also Digitalis Ferruginea, or d. lantana, or d.mertonii as these species are perennial and go on from year to year with little trouble. Seed is fairly widely available, especially from companies like Thompson and Morgan.

12 Jul, 2009

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?