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Digitalis x mertonensis 'Summer King'

This is a shorter, chunkier form of foxglove with large, berry pink flowers tinged with copper and gold.
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - August
Height
75cm (30in)
Group/Species
x mertonensis
Common name
Strawberry Foxglove
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
45cm (18in)

Description

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.

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.