Digitalis x mertonensis

This is a shorter, chunkier form of foxglove with large, berry pink flowers tinged with copper and gold. More
1 x 9cm plant 200711-1 £4.95 In stock
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This is a shorter, chunkier form than common foxgloves with large, berry pink flowers tinged with copper and gold, rising above a rosette of fairly deep evergreen foliage.

Foxgloves make some of the very best cottage garden, early summer garden plants and cut flowers. If you pick the king flower – the main spire, you create lots of prince flowers and the plants will then go on flowering for longer. Bees and butterflies love them too.

Genus Digitalis
Group/Species x mertonensis
Type Hardy Biennial
Common Name Strawberry Foxglove
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Foxgloves appreciate humus-rich soil, slightly on the acid side, out of direct sunlight. Remove the first flower spike early to encourage more 'prince' flowers from the base.
Flowering July - August
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
Sowing and growing foxgloves

Sarah shares her tips on how to grow foxgloves from seed, where to plant, and tips on how to use them as a cut flower.

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