Digitalis mertonensis seeds – (Summer King)

$4.30

A plant which bears lovely warm raspberry pink slightly fuzzy bell shaped flowers on long stems.

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Description

This attractive plant is a hybrid between Digitalis purpurea and Digitalis grandiflora, which has been awarded the Royal Horticultural award of garden merit. It has beautiful raspberry pink flowers which are a mix between the pink flowers of digitalis purpurea and the yellow flowers of digitalis grandiflora , and makes a lovely statement in the garden border.They are larger than the traditional foxglove flowers and appear in late spring and early summer. The plant itself is more compact than its parents, growing to about 1.2 m high. The plant likes dappled shade, and is an easy care plant. It makes a good cut flower.

Sowing advice
Sow spring, early summer, late summer and early autumn.
Sow seeds in pots or trays on the surface of moist seed raising mix. Dont cover the seeds as they need light to germinate, but keep them moist. Propagate at about 20 deg C. They germinate in approx 2-4 weeks.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Merton's foxglove, Summer King

Family

Plantaginaceae

Maximum Height

approx 120 cm with flowers

Number of seeds in packet

approx 50