1. Strawberry foxglove
Name: Digitalis × mertonensis
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Size: 18 to 24 inches tall and wide (3 feet tall in bloom)
Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained soil
A gorgeous shade-loving evergreen perennial, strawberry foxglove has large rosettes of fat, soft, velvety green leaves and sturdy, 3-foot-tall summer spikes of flowers. The tubular, strawberry pink blooms are adored by gardeners, hummingbirds, honeybees, and bumblebees alike. Though a hybrid, this beauty always comes true from seed. It is ignored by deer and gophers and is a self-seeder. Cut the flower spike back after it’s finished to get a flush of smaller new blooms. The seeds need light to germinate, so don’t cover them when sowing.
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