Edinburgh, United Kingdom
FOXGLOVES - I planted 12 foxgloves from GC mini pots in summer 2010 and they flowered beautifully for 3 months. I know they are biennial, so that should be their lifespan over with. I didn't give them a chance to self seed as I weeded constantly and dead-headed them, plus I planted them a bit too close together, so there is, I imagine, no room for them to find soil to set seed even if they could! Thing is, I still have green basal leaves from these original plants and they don't look like they're about to die. Is there a chance they'll flower again (freak of nature!) or is this normal and should I just remove the plants as they will only produce leaves this time, as it's now their 3rd year of life?
- 27 Jan, 2011