Digitalis x mertonensis 'Summer King'

This is a shorter, chunkier form of foxglove with large, berry pink flowers tinged with copper and gold. More
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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
Variety Summer King
Type Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Common Name Strawberry Foxglove
Border Position Border (Middle)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Foxgloves will grow in most soils (except very wet or very dry) but prefer fertile soil in a semi-shaded spot. To help plants establish sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole. See our advice pages for a guide to sowing and growing foxgloves.
Care Tips Remove the first flower spike early to encourage more 'prince' flowers from the base. May require protection from severe frost. Caution: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested.
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
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