Digitalis mertonensis STRAWBERRY FOXGLOVE Live Perennial Shade Plant Attract Hummingbirds Nature's Hummingbird Feeder!

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Botanical Name: Digitalis mertonensis sp.

Common Name: Strawberry Foxglove

Bloomtime: May to June

Flower: Coppery rose

Plant Height: 36 to 48 inches

Spread: 12 to 24 inches

Foliage: Large, green leaves

Plant size: Live plant, 2.5" plug

Requirements: Full Sun to partial shade. Moist, rich, well drained soil.

Life-cycle: Perennial

Multiply: Yes

Tolerate: Deer

Attract: Hummingbirds

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, organically rich, acidic soils in part shade. Soil must not be allowed to dry out. A short-lived perennial which self-seeds under favorable growing conditions, and may be best treated as a biennial. If grown as a perennial, plants should be divided every 2 years to maintain vigor.

Noteworthy Characteristics
Digitalis × mertonensis is a tetraploid, hybrid, short-lived (often lives only 2-3 years) perennial which is a cross between D. purpurea (biennial) and D. grandiflora (perennial). Flowers are larger than those of either parent and are borne in terminal racemes atop leafy, 3-4' tall spires arising from the centers of basal rosettes. Pendulous, 2-3" long, tubular, funnel-shaped, coppery-rose flowers are closely grouped along each spike. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds. Large (6-8" long), medium green, velvety leaves usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. Leaves also are a source of the drug digitalis and are highly poisonous. Blooms in early summer. Individual flowers resemble the snipped off fingers of a glove, hence the common name of foxglove.

Genus name comes from the Latin digitus meaning finger for the flower shape.

Garden Uses

Tall spires provide striking color and good architectural height to the border and are particularly effective in front of dark backgrounds such as those provided by a wall or shrubs. Also effective in woodland gardens or naturalized areas.

Buyers will receive 1 live plant with plenty of new growth, the root ball measures 2.5" x 3.5". You can choose to purchase 1 or more plants.


FAQs

Certain plants prefer colder climates and others prefer mild winters. So knowing what your hardy zone is very important. For example, if I needed to find out what my hardy zone is, I would go to Google and type in "Coeur d' Alene, Idaho hardy zone. It's that simple!

Yes, I only offer top size bulbs so you can rest assured that they will perform well and bloom in your garden the very same season. However, certain plants like Peonies may take two seasons to grow be for showing flowers. For best results be sure plant your bulbs as soon as they arrive. If you purchase bulbs in the Fall they should be planted in the Fall. If you purchase in the Spring they should be planted in the Spring (after danger of frost has passed).

Certain plants prefer colder climates and others prefer mild winters. So knowing what your hardy zone is very important. For example, if I needed to find out what my hardy zone is, I would go to Google and type in "Coeur d' Alene, Idaho hardy zone. It's that simple!

Yes, I only offer top size bulbs so you can rest assured that they will perform well and bloom in your garden the very same season. However, certain plants like Peonies may take two seasons to grow be for showing flowers. For best results be sure plant your bulbs as soon as they arrive. If you purchase bulbs in the Fall they should be planted in the Fall. If you purchase in the Spring they should be planted in the Spring (after danger of frost has passed).


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Lovely, healthy plants...........thank you! Looking forward to them blooming next year.
Jul 6, 2017 by Jacquelyn Mattea

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