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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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 (3.5x3.5x4")

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Bluestone Classics

You can't go wrong with the classics! These tried and true varieties are our staff's top picks for gardeners looking for low maintenance plants that will dazzle in the border.

Special Features

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

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October