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Foxglove Mertonensis

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

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 36-50" tall, 18" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early to mid summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 60PER
Common Name Foxglove
Botanical Name Digitalis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated 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 Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Borders
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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.

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        5.0

        small but cute

        By Ania

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

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        Pros

        • Already bloomed

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Mertonensis - Plant:

            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 Sehera

            from San Francisco, Ca

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

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            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 - Plant:

            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 Sehera

            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 - Plant:

              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 kwesterman

              from little rock, ar

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions

              Cons

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                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Mertonensis - Plant:

                Didn't come up.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery prompt and arrived in good condition.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                Shipping

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

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                As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

                Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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                • Dwarf Crested Iris

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