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Botanical name: Digitalis x mertonensis
Other names: Strawberry foxglove
Species: D. x mertonensis - D. x mertonensis is a semi-evergreen perennial with dark green leaves and tall, upright spikes of copper-tinted dark-pinkish purple flowers.
Digitalis x mertonensis is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Dark-pink in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in Summer
Habit: Clump-forming, Erect
Toxicity: Highly toxic if eaten.
Pruning: Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry foxglove) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Cultivation: Plant in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry. An ideal site is a humus-rich soil in partial shade.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry foxglove) has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.
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