Digitalis grandiflora x purpurea Mertonensis

Merton Foxglove

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium to Tall 3-4' (Plant 1-2' apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Rose / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
This variety produces 3' stalks of blossoms in strawberry shades which is a rarity in spike-shaped flowers. This sturdy hybrid is also one of the most perennial. Its foliage is always crisp and fresh looking making it attractive even when not in bloom. With its height it works perfect against a fence or wall.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • For a Shady Spot

Digitalis General Information:

Digitalis are a classic of the cottage garden. Foxgloves wave their spikes in the breeze without staking. Ranging in color from creamy yellow, thru the pinks and roses to maroon. The tall flower spikes with charming tubular flowers add both height and vertical accent to your garden.

Digitalis Plant Care:

Prefers acidic moist soil with good winter drainage. Damaged foliage can be cut back to basal rosettes for a flush of new growth. Can be divided in spring or fall every 3-5 years. Cut the flowering spike to the base as it finishes and several smaller spikes will appear, extending the bloom time. Leave new fall growth at the base of the plant to overwinter. Allow self seeding to ensure future generations. **Leaves and seeds of this plant are toxic if ingested.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: DIME