Digitalis x mertonensis

Strawberry Foxglove, Pink Foxglove, Digitalis

Used in both medicine and poisons, these easy-to-grow biennials and perennials have tall spires of tubular flowers, fancied to have the shape of fingers of a glove (the Latin word for finger is digitus). They attract hummingbirds. The gray leaves grow at the bottom of the stalk below the flowers. Excellent for mixed flower borders. Self-sows, if old flowers are left until seeds mature and scatter. Sow seed or divide in spring. Also available in cell packs, 4-inch and gallon-sized containers in fall and spring. After first bloom, cut main stem so side shoots develop which keep blooming. Watch for slugs and snails.
Digitalis x mertonensis, Strawberry Foxglove, Pink Foxglove, Digitalis
This popular, 3-foot hybrid has large, deep strawberry-pink flowers and shiny, green leaves year-round. Seed sown in spring, flowers 1 year later. Divide every 2 years.

Attributes - Digitalis x mertonensis

Plant Type: Biennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Pink, Red

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Poisonous, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Mealybugs, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Rust.

Related Plants

Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea', Digitalis grandiflora, Digitalis parviflora, Digitalis purpurea, Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior', Digitalis purpurea 'Foxy', Digitalis purpurea 'Giant Shirley'
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