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 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
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