Strawberry Foxglove (Digitalis x mertonensis) in the Foxgloves Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 4 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Other: The Latin word digitalis means finger and the blossoms of this flower fit the human finger almost perfectly. But the flowers and leaves are highly toxic, and this plant should not be grown in areas frequented by children.
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Divide in early spring or fall
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Cincinnati, OhDate: May 2009Strawberry foxglove with poppy
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-07-06
By Joy
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 AM
By bonitin
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: Jun 8, 2008 12:29 PMflowers are hairy
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
By vic
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Location: Cincinnati, OhDate: May 2008Wintersown seedlings
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-07-01
By Joy
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-07-01
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-07-01
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Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
By vic
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Plant Events from our members
SCButtercup On May 12, 2015 Bloomed
SCButtercup On June 14, 2014 Bloomed
lovesblooms On May 9, 2015 Transplanted
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lovesblooms On April 24, 2015 Obtained plant
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Lalambchop1 On November 21, 2016 Transplanted
Planted 4 new pots in front bed. The one from last year must have died. Couldn't find it in the nursery bed.
Lalambchop1 On October 16, 2011 Obtained plant
Bought 4-4" pots from Santa Rosa Gardens. Bought 1 last fall.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What's blooming in 2013? by virginiarose Dec 18, 2015 8:26 PM 1,768
My wintersowing adventures 2010 by gemini_sage Apr 9, 2014 5:08 PM 55

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