Strawberry Foxglove, Digitalis mertonensis, has spikes of rosy-pink thimble-shaped flowers with darker spots. Its large, heavily textured leaves form evergreen rosettes. It is a true perennial, if frequently divided. Digitalis mertonensis is an excellent old-fashioned, shade garden plant with tall stems nice for cutting. Cut back old blooms to encourage repeat flowering. CAUTION: All parts of this plant are toxic & may be fatal if ingested.
Digitalis mertonensis prefers mostly shade to part sun and moist, well-drained, organic-rich soil. It is drought tolerant, once established. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.