Strawberry Foxglove Seeds

Digitalis Mertonensis Seeds (Strawberry Foxglove Seeds)


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Foxglove prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil that is enriched with humus.


Digitalis mertonensis, the Strawberry Foxglove, is one of the best vertical accents for a shade garden. Digitalis mertonensis is the result of a cross between Digitalis purpurea and Digitalis grandiflora. Plants typically live for 2-3 years and height 3-5 feet tall, and is native to Europe. The flowers are very attractive and are strawberry rose in colour. Its tubular flowers grow up to 2.5 inches across. They are produced in long, erect spikes from late Spring to early Summer. Digitalis mertonensis forms large rosettes of velvety, green, oblong leaves that make this plant attractive even when not in bloom. Leaves are produced in the first year and the tall spikes of flowers the second year. Hardiness zones 3-8, (-37°C/-35°F, -10°C/15°F) in Winter. Foxglove prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil that is enriched with humus. Keeping this plant watered will result in better flowering and healthier foliage. Digitalis mertonensis will tolerate dry soil. In most climates, partial shade is best, though it will grow in full sun in Northern regions.
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Common name Strawberry Foxglove
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Species Digitalis mertonensis
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Easy to grow from seed started indoors a month before the last frost. Place seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged. Keep a temperature of 65-75°F. Light aids germination. The seeds should germination in 14-21 days, it can be more, don't give up.
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