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Verbascum question...

I've just chopped back the stems on my verbascum that I planted out earlier this year and noticed that three of the four have already developed a crown of new leaves. However one has nothing at all at the base. Is this normal and is it likely to come back next year? 

Thank you in advance


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,847
    Are they all the same variety? Some are biennials. If the one that hasn't grown new leaves is supposed to be a perennial one, it might still come back so I would leave it until spring. If there's no new growth then, that's the time to take it out. If it's a biennial then it's probably done it's thing, set seed (or been deadheaded before it had the chance to) and died.

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