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fox gloves/salvias

I planted some foxgloves this year, I know they are bi annual and am looking forward to flowers next year, but will the foliage die off in the winter ? or should I cut it back, I want to put some anemone bulbs in but the foliage from the foxgloves is covering the area, I also planted some salvias and they are still going great, will these die back or will they need trimming back

regards

Nadger

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    People have posted here that foxglove die back for winter, mine don't. I wouldn't expect a native plant to be frost sensitive. Even if you cut the foliage back it will regrow and cover the place where the anemones are. They aren't a good combination. Large strong bulbs like narcissi will push their way through. Little things won't.

    What sort of salvias? Shrubby or herbaceous perennials?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,433

    Even up here they stay green virtually all year, except if they're a bit more exposed.

    I'd opt for bigger bulbs to go with your foxgloves as nut suggests. Most daffs and narcissus will be perfectly happy alongside them, especially if  it's a shadier spot, as they don't mind shade. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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