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Digitalis x mertonensis

 
Digitalis x mertonensis
strawberry foxglove
Common name strawberry foxglove
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers dusky pink, with white mottling (late spring-summer)
Size 2' tall, 1' wide
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes average soil, not too dry
From seed easy, at room temperature, or sow outside in early spring

A very showy foxglove, with long period of bloom. It's supposed to be perennial, but the ones we grew from seed didn't last past their second year in our garden. This year, we bought a couple of new ones, with good intentions of deadheading the flowers before they set seed, in hopes of perennializing this lovely plant. But so far, they just made pretty clumps of leaves, no flowers.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

Follow along as I stroll past all the Digitalis species that have called our garden home

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