The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Digitalis x mertonensis

strawberry foxglove

Photo of Digitalis x mertonensis


A lovely. semi-evergreen, clump-forming foxglove with dark green leaves and long, erect spikes of coppery-tinted mauve flowers 5cm in length. Although it will grow in the sun, the soil needs to remain reliably moist over summer. Caution: Harmful if eaten.


  • Perennials

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Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Woodland area

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Attractive to bees
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering. Deadheading will also help avoid problems with numerous seedlings. New seedlings that appear can be easily moved in their first season, while still small.


Size: Medium

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 100cm

Eventual spread: 45cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline