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  • foxglove
  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Digitalis × mertonensis

foxglove

RHS award of garden merit
approx 1000 seeds £2.79
approx 1000 seeds £2.79
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  • Position: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A beguiling and robust perennial hybrid, that forms clumps of glossy green, veined leaves from which upright spikes, bearing large, lemon-flushed-pink flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Ideally suited to the edge of a woodland garden or wildflower meadow, their flowers are much-loved by bees. These plants will self-seed freely and the resulting seedlings will come true to type. Digitalis are great for adding vertical interest to the border.

  • Garden care:Lightly press the seed onto the surface of a well-watered seed compost in mid to late spring and keep in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, pot on into individual cells and once they have developed a decent basal rosette of foliage they can be hardened off before planting out. They will usually start to flower in their second year.

  • Sow: March-May

  • Flowering: June-July

  • Approximate quantity: 1000 seeds.
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten
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