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Foxglove 'Summer King'

Digitalis x mertonensis

Hardy Perennial

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Commonly known as the Strawberry Foxglove. This very compact variety produces neat flower spikes with huge, eye-catching strawberry-rose bells. A vigorous variety which is sure to make any early season garden shine, as well as attracting nectar-loving bees. Digitalis Summer King is a naturally occurring cross between the yellow-flowered Digitalis grandiflora and lavender-rose-flowered Digitalis purpurea.

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
May, June
Sowing Months:
January, February, March, April, May
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 packet (80 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £1.99

Sow January to May. Sow seed on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost and place at a temperature of 18-29C (65-85F). Lightly cover the seed with vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 14-30 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 45-60cm (18-24in) apart.

Caution: toxic if eaten

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Summer King!

    By Adam Young 27-06-2012

    2 years on having grown from seed, they shine at last; even if the sun doesn't! I have had these against the backdrop of T&M's Verbascum 'Clemantine' and they really stand out, with multi flowered stems pushing their way out to find any light they can. The flowers are huge for Digitalis' and thanks to their numerous stems there are planty of them. And, yes, the write ups correct, the bees love them!

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