Digitalis Mertonensis Summer King

Merton Foxglove, Foxglove
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Stunning 3' stalks of blossoms in strawberry shades is a rarity in spike-shaped flowers. This circa 1925 sturdy hybrid of D. purpurea and D. grandiflorais 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 statuesque height, it works perfect against a fence or wall.

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Code DIME
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species x mertonensis
Height Medium to Tall 3-4'
Spacing Plant 1-2' apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun / Shade Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones
4-9
Soil Type Normal, Clay
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Planting Sites

  • Shade Tolerant

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, pinks and roses to maroon. The tall flower spikes with charming tubular flowers add both height and vertical accent to your garden. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.**