Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry Foxglove)

Was: £4.90
Now: £3.90
Full Shade
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:

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Plant Details

A lovely foxglove with large, soft unusual crushed-strawberry flowers that rise above a rosette of fairly evergreen, deep green leaves. More perennial than some.

The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit. Very easy to grow and worthy of a place in any garden.

Does best in light shade in soil which doesn't get too dry.

Height: 75cm


Bee Catchers, Dead Men's Thimbles, Fairy Bells, Fairy Fingers or, the most common name, Foxgloves. Traditionally associated with magic, fox gloves were supposedly given to the fox by fairies so he could creep silently into the chicken run. The leaves of the Digitalis family are poisonus, since they contain digitalin, a potent drug which slows the heartbeat and is still used medicinally.  

Common name(s): Strawberry Foxglove

Poisonous if eaten.

All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.