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Battered Foxgloves

My foxgloves, which I sowed this year, were looking lush and promising for blooming next summer. But the storms, high winds recently have totally withered the leaves. I am wondering whether they can recover well from the root, or whether I'd be better to get some 1st year flowering hybrid seed to sow in their place come spring!

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,818

    They'll be fine - they'll grow a new rosette of leaves at the base of the plant before they put up a flowering spike in 2017. 

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    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • They may look a little rough but if they are happy where they are, they should still be beavering away below ground and give you a good show this coming year.image

  • Oh good! image

  • My foxgloves are the same Kriedstein.  I also sowed them this year and they did look good (green and healthy) but now have brown leaves and some look dead.  I tugged at one of them today thinking that perhaps the roots had also died, but it was firmly anchored in the soil - so I left it, hoping that the plant will grow more leaves in the spring/summer.  Here's hoping.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,335

    Tough as old boots - even the fancier ones. I've had seedlings in tiny pots for...ehh...a long time..image

    They look dead every autumn/winter, then spring into life again, defying the odds and the total neglect.

    I really should try and get them planted this year...image

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


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