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botanical name:
Digitalis x mertonensis
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common name:  Foxglove
synonyms:  Digitalis x mertonensis 'Summer King'
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.90m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Clump-forming perennial foxglove with lance-shaped, toothed, veined, glossy dark green leaves and spikes of large rich salmon-pink or reddish pink flowers.

cultivation:
Well drained, moist or dryish, reasonably fertile soil in sun or part shade.

propagation:
From seed, will come true if not cross pollinated by other species nearby.

other notes:
Hybrid of D. grandiflora x D. purpurea

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