Foxglove Mertonensis

 
Pink Foxglove Mertonensis, Digitalis, Foxglove

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Mertonensis is the famous perennial Foxglove with tall spikes of rose-colored blooms. (Digitalis)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-50" tall, 18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 60PER
The very important Wild Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea is a native of the UK, naturalized in the US, and famous for being used for Digitalis, the life-saving heart medicine. However, Wild Foxglove is a biennial which makes it undependable in perennial plantings. But since the twenties, there have been beautiful perennial foxgloves too, a little shorter, but just as beautiful as the towering purpureas.

The great breakthrough came when a cross was accomplished in Merton, England in 1928 between the famous biennial wildflower and the perennial species, Digitalis grandiflora. The perennial foxglove has ever since been called Digitalis mertonensis, named after the town.

Perennial expert, Alan Armitage says, This is one of my favorite plants, and that's quite an endorsement. Perennial foxgloves have rosy-colored flowers, rather than the purple of the biennial. Many people call them strawberry red. Mr Armitage calls the color coppery-rose, and says passers-by never fail to notice the beautiful spires of bloom.

SKU 60PER
Common Name Foxglove
Botanical Name Digitalis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 36-50" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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American MeadowsFoxglove Mertonensis
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long bloom time (4)
  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Vivid colors (4)
  • Large bulb size (3)
  • Reliable growth (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Raised beds (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (3)

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5.0

slow growth, surpised by large size

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from lincolnwood, il

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Decent Size At Shipping
  • Late Growth Spurt
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth
  • Tolerating Cool Temps
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

  • Slow Growth

Best Uses

  • Containers
  • Large Areas
  • Raised Beds

Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Mertonensis:

never been disappointed with American meadows...

 
5.0

great flower

By 

from lincolnwood, il

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • 2 Feet Wide Growth
  • 3 Feet High Growth
  • Grew To Enourmous Size
  • Large Bulb Size
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

  • Slow Growth

Best Uses

  • Containers
  • Raised Beds

Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Mertonensis:

unlike other companies, there was no notification of shipment. Packed well, plants in wonderful shape. Showed up at my door step unexpectedly.

 
5.0

small but cute

By 

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Already bloomed

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Mertonensis:

      I bought two of them. They were tiny but, regardless of the size, they aready bloomed. Naturaly, they did not look like at the picture as they were very small. Nevertheless, I am very happy with the color.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By 

      from San Francisco, Ca

      About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist, Experimantal, Getting Started

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fragrant
      • Great Gap Filler
      • Large Bulb Size
      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

      • Leaves yellow post bloom

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Cut Flowers
      • Large Areas
      • Outside
      • Raised Beds
      • Small areas

      Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Mertonensis:

      I planted this Foxglove in the part of my garden when it gets 4-6 hours of sun; more in the summer. It bloomed beautifully and had many offsprings. I replanted some of the off springs and they seem to be doing all right.

      After the bloom it turned a bit yellow, but I have a feeling it will green up with the upcoming rain season.

      In the meantime, the second one I ordered, is dark green, big, and gorgeous.

      It's regular shape dos not take too much space but feels the gaps in between other plants perfectly!

       
      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By 

      from San Francisco, Ca

      About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

      Pros

      • Fragrant
      • Large Bulb Size
      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Cut Flowers
        • Scattered around

        Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Mertonensis:

        I planted this Foxglove in the part of my garden where it gets minimum of 4 - 6 hours of sun daily; more in the summer. It bloomed beautifully for a long time and had many off springs. I ordered the second one and this too is now fully grown with dark green leaves, (not blooming yet).

        The fisrt one yellowed up a little after the blooming was over, so I'm watching it to see if it will bloom again the following season. In the meantime, I replanted one of its off springs and it seems to be doing all right.

         
        1.0

        Foxglove

        By 

        from little rock, ar

        About Me Avid Gardener

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Mertonensis:

          Didn't come up.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery prompt and arrived in good condition.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
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