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Foxglove question

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by wiseowl, May 2, 2021.

  1. wiseowl

    wiseowl Friendly Owl ADMIN Staff Member

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    Good morning I have 3 foxgloves in the greenhouse am I right in thinking that they won't flower this year,Thank you:smile:

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    • JWK

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      Yes Woo, they are biennial so you will get a nice display next year.
       
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        Good morning @JWK and thank you for your answer my friend which is very much appreciated as always:smile:
         
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          Am I missing something? They don't look like digitalis to me!!
           
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            Leaves look more like hollyhock than digitalis, which are not lobed
             
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              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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              I thought they were Begonias :roflol:
               
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                Good afternoon I shall contact the friend that gave me the bare roots and ask them just what they are then get back to you all and thank you all for your answers my friends:redface: ;):smile:
                 
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                  I agree with Nigel. :)
                   
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                    Hi All

                    two of them look like anemone leaves

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                      What did the roots look like? A long stem with multiple starts, or a single growing point?

                      Foxgloves grow a rosette of large, unserrated leaves so look very different to hollyhocks or Geraniums that could also perhaps fit the bill here.

                      Mystery plants are fun :biggrin: ... I trust that the friend who gave you the roots is a good friend...:heehee:

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                        Good afternoon @Selleri my friend well they used to be:heehee::heehee::heehee:
                         
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                          I'm good at mystery plants i have lots of them. Labels go missing or I forget where i planted what, especially bulbs.
                          The latest mystery came from a packet of Fuchsia seed one plant appeared, germinated very quickly and grew well unfortunately doesn't look like any fuchsia I've seen; currently it's in the greenhouse and I'm waiting to see if it forms a stem at the moment it's just a rosette, not a foxglove though.
                          Picture will be posted sooner or later.
                           
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