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Digitalis purpurea 'Summer King'

Digitalis purpurea 'Summer King'

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Digitalis purpurea
'Summer King'

A lovely collection of colours, this selection is a mixed range of compact flowering Foxgloves with strawberry pink flowers with a white lip and maroon spotting in the throat. 

Flower height is around 60cm and the flowers begin in early summer and continue through to August.

  • Height: Easily maintained to 60cm
  • Spread: Easily maintained to 50cm
  • Foliage Colour: Pale green foliage
  • Flower Colour: Strawberry pink flowers with a white lip and maroon spotting 
  • Soil Type: Moist, well drained, sandy, loam, chalk, clay
  • Position: Full Sun to full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy, H5 (-15 and lower)
  • Type: Semi-evergreen biennial or Short lived Herbaceous perennial
Prefers a moist well drained soil and are best in full sun through to semi shade

Hardy perennial.

Supplied in either a 9cm pot or 2 Litre pot, please select from the drop down menu when ordering.

Digitalis (commonly known as the Foxglove) is a fantastic Genus of plants to use in the garden, generally most gardeners use the purpurea forms and there are a lovely range of varieties which give true colours as well as mixed forms giving a range of colours from a single clump. 
Naturally growing along woodland edges these plants prefer a moist, rich, free draining soil and are happy from semi-shade through to full sun. The flowers are highly useful to wildlife and support all manner of insects which are beneficial to the garden as a whole.

These plants give a range of heights and can be used to create interest through the mid border, best planted in clumps or drifts the spires of flowers will give interest throughout summer. The flower spikes can be left over winter to give protection for insects and to give interest in the border through the winter months, the seed pods can be collected and sown or spread around the border to replace older plants as they can be short lived.
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