Digitalis x mertonensis 'Summer king'
This is a hybrid between our native foxglove, Digitalis purpurea and the yellow perennial, Digitalis ambigua; it both inherits and improves upon the best of both parents.
It has the perennial habit of D.ambigua but takes its colour and flower form from D.purpurea.
D. x mertonensis has a compact habit forming a clump of large mid-green basal leaves with strong upright stems bearing spikes of large, strawberry pink flowers subtly spotted within.
It flowers in the early summer months.
Photo: © Jelitto
Moist but well-drained