Digitalis x mertonensis

Strawberry Foxglove

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Strawberry Foxglove is a compact herbaceous perennial with a basal mound of downy green leaves.  A strong tall spire packed with large pendular copper-pink tubular flowers rises above the foliage in summer.  Flowers best in part shade and rich, moist, well-drained acidic soils.  The leaves are highly toxic.

Type: 

Perennial 

Height: 

3' - 4'

Spread: 

1' - 2'

Spacing: 

1.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

 Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Powdery mildew and rot can cause considerable damage if left unchecked.  Dense crowns may rot in poorly drained soils.  Watch for aphids, mealy bugs, slugs, and beetles.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenFoundational Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Bleeding Hearts, Lenten RoseFoam Flower

IMAGE: SB JohnnyDigitalis x mertonensis 6801CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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