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Digitalis mertonensis

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Digitalis mertonensis

  • Tight clusters of bell-shaped, pink flowers on sturdy stems
  • Velvety, dark green leaves with deep veining
  • Bloom Time: All summer
  • Flower Height: 90 cm

Interesting Notes:

Caution: All parts of digitalis, if ingested, can cause illness. Digitalis has been used as a heart stimulant for centuries. External contact with plant parts can cause irritation for some people. 

Digitalis mertonensis is a cross between D. grandiflora and D. purpurea and will grow true from seed. 

Zone:

4

Height:

80-90 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Pink Foxglove Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in average to medium moisture, a well-drained soil, in partial shade. Can tolerate full sun with adequate moisture. Plants rarely require staking due to the sturdy stems. Remove spent flowers to improve appearance and to prevent seeds from spreading. 


Digitalis mertonensis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Poisonous
Poisonous
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

 Suitable Substitutions for Digitalis mertonensis