Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Foxglove: the whole story

Learned something about the perennial Foxglove yesterday.
I like to use them if deer are a problem. They hate them, it grows great in the shade; which is typically under a lot of trees, that are most times by the woods where the deer hang out looking to feast on your sweat and labor.
What I did know was that the Foxglove was a bi-annual; it flowers every other year. What I didn’t know was that it was a bi-annual in the sense that it rarely comes up the following year, which is why it doesn’t flower the next year. I can’t tell you how many Foxgloves I’ve replaced over the years thinking that what I planted the previous year had died; it would have been great to have had that little tid-bit of information.
So, if you would like foxglove in your landscaping, plant some now, and plant some next year to get blooms every year.

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