Foxglove help I think it is dying
Hello, I live on Tybee Island, GA and opted for container gardening for my patio. The patio gets 6 hours of shade and I keep the foxglove in the shadiest area. I've had the plant, purchased with 3 long flowering stems and additional smaller non-flowering stems. I've had the plant about 2 1/2 months. All of a sudden it looks like death and I don't know what to do to bring it back to life. I used miracle grow 3 month potting soil and watered often. Please help... Becky
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Hi Becky,

Thanks for writing. Most foxgloves are biennials --- meaning they grow foliage one year, bloom the next, and then die after their seeds are mature. So it may be that your foxglove is following its natural cycle.

Or, it may be an environmental problem. Stick your finger in the potting mix; does it feel saturated or swampy? If so, your foxglove may be drowning. Have you sprayed herbicides in your yard? Herbicide drift can cause damage, as well.

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

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