Digitalis x mertonensis
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.
||dusky pink, with white mottling (late spring-summer)
||2' tall, 1' wide
||average soil, not too dry
||easy, at room temperature, or sow outside in early spring
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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|Nia||Jul 06, 2014||I had mine for about 3 yrs in southern exposure, no blooms. Then this spring, I moved it to a raised bed (possible better soil/more moisture) part southern exposure (more neighboring plants), and it is in bloom presently. It is not as tall as I like it to be (12-18 inches), but not complaining.
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September 12, 2005