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By Sjw

gloucestershire, United Kingdom Gb

I planted these from seed last year, they are all doing well leaf and plant size but the flower heads on some of them seem to be curling over and looking a bit limp. Anybody out there know why?



are they wind blown?
how long have the flower heads been open?
it could be that they are finished flowering so due to drop off?

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16 Jul, 2009


No they are not windblown as there is a lovely flower on one of the plants, I think I would know if they had flowered already. The buds have not yet opened but the stem they are on has drooped.

16 Jul, 2009


May be the weight of the flower heads as they are only young plants. General rule is to remove first season perennial flowers in order to let them build up there roots, but i cant do that, its cruel!
Some have done it at the nursery where i work. Theyre never dry and relatively sheltered. The bud may of been damage when young causing it to lean

16 Jul, 2009


this is a typical sign of insect damage. they have sucked sap and affected the way the stem grows. the plant will be unaffected next year unless it gets nibbled again.

16 Jul, 2009

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