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Foxglove damaged

Hi,

I was painting the fence today and had a large wooden pallet leaning against the shed door, the wind blew it over and it landed on my foxglove plant, I would say at least half of the stems were snapped and I had to do some major pruning. Will it survive? I would assume it will as it's a perennial, hopefully, it will regrow some leaves/stems?  

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,883
    Is it a perennial type, most are biennial. If the latter is  the case it may shoot out from the sides but the spikes won’t be as big. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037
    The plant itself will survive. You may get further blooms later on.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • ryankhademiryankhademi Posts: 13
    I did not know they flower in their second year and then die, seems like a waste to have them in pots.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,883
    They self seed so next year you will have loads of new little plants come up.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ryankhademiryankhademi Posts: 13
    But surely they won't self seed into the same pot?

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,883
    They will if it flowers and drops seeds in the pot. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,984
    Sorry to hear about your loss. I feel your pain.
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