Digitalis x mertonensis is the Merton foxglove with rosy-pink flowers and darker speckled throats and lives longer than common foxglove.
Digitalis x mertonensis is a cross between D. grandiflora and D. purpurea which produce larger flowers than its parents on plants that are perennial lasting much longer than the common foxglove. Flowers are borne on terminal racemes atop 3-4 foot tall spires. Flowers are bell-shaped in a rosy-pink shade with darker speckled throats. Blooms all summer long. Foliage is very attractive even when not in bloom. Cut flowering spike to the base when finished flowering to encourage new growth. Leave new growth to over-winter. Perfect at the back of a mixed border. Attracts bees and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.
Common Name: Merton Foxglove
Family: Plantaginaceae (The Plantain Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Bees, Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Open woodland, sub-alpine meadows, on stony, grassy slopes.
Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin
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