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Digitalis mertonensis * Strawberry Floxglove

Digitalis mertonensis is a garden cross between D. grandiflora and D. purpurea. Digitalis mertonensis will live for 2-3 years, primarily blooming during the second season. Digitalis mertonensis will bloom from mid to late Spring. The plants are poisonous and should not be planted where this could be a problem. The turnabout to that is what keeps them safe from the deer. Digitalis mertonensis requires good soil and moderate moisture. Digitalis mertonensis is Winter hardy to zone 4. Digitalis mertonensis is a potential food source for the Common Buckeye Butterfly and could be a nice addition to your butterfly garden.

Digitalis mertonensis, Strawberry Foxglove

Flowers and foliage of Digitalis mertonensis - Strawberry Foxglove. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other back border beauties for your Perennial Garden:
Cosmos sulfureus
Echinacea purpurea
Oenothera elata hookeri
Pelargonium cordifolium
Platycodon grandiflorus
Rudbeckia Tiger Eye