Digitalis x fulva

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Digitalis x fulva
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Close-up on flowers of Digitalis x fulva
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Digitalis

Digitalis x fulva, Lindl. 1821, common name Strawberry foxglove, is a hybrid between D. grandiflora and D. purpurea (Hybrid formula: Digitalis grandiflora Mill. × Digitalis purpurea L.). This hybrid is considered fertile.


This perennial herbaceous plant reaches on average a height of 60–90 centimetres (24–35 in). The erect stems rise from a basal rosette of soft leaves. It has typical tall spikes of large tubular flowers. The color ranges from strawberry pink (hence the common name) to mauve. The flowering period extends from late Spring to early Summer. It prefers neutral or mildly acidic substrate and rich, moist and regularly watered soil, in full sun or in partial shade.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[1]



  • Digitalis fuscescens Kirschl., Prodr. Fl. Alsace 103. 1836, nom. illeg. non Waldst. & Kit. (1812).
  • Digitalis kotukovii Ivanina, Trudy Bot. Inst. Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R., Ser. 1, Fl. Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 11: 225. 1955, sine descr. lat.
  • Digitalis mertonensis B.H.Buxton & C.D.Darl., Nature 127: 94. 1931.
  • Digitalis obtusa Moench, Methodus (Moench) 443. 1794.
  • Digitalis purpureoides H.Lév., Bull. Géogr. Bot., sér. 4, 25 : 65, nom. illeg.


  1. ^ "RHS Plant Selector Digitalis × mertonensis AGM / RHS Gardening". Retrieved 2012-07-23. 

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