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DIGITALIS x mertonensis
Deep salmon-pink, late flowering
- Good to know - D. grandiflora x D. purpurea. Comes true from seed. Wildlife plant - insects.
- Pests & Diseases - leaf spot, powdery mildew.
- Place of Origin - garden origin. John Innes Institute, Surrey, 1926.
- Hardy - cold Winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/nothern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
- Height - in metres - 90cm (3ft)
- Spread - in metres - 30cm (12in)
- Herbaceous - robust,clump forming perennial. Lance-shaped, toothed, veined, glossy dark-green leaves 7-30cm (3-12in) long. Flowers to 6cm (2½in) long.
- Partial Shade
- No Preference - except very wet or dry. Most prefer humus- rich soil.
- Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants.