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Q.Is My Foxglove Healthy?

Zone Atlanta, Georgia | KatelynS6 added on April 9, 2022 | Answered

I have a two year old foxglove who should be blooming this year. Some of the leaves on the ground are yellowing and a lot of the leaf stems are red/pink at the base. It does not appear there are any bugs or aphids on the bottom of the leaves. Lease help! I can’t find a whole lot of information on foxglove leaves online.

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Answered on April 11, 2022

There appear to be severe issues related to pH. I see pine needles. I would be willing to bet that the pH of that soil is, relatively, low.

Testing your soil will likely indicate pH issues, and nutrient lockout. Phosphorus cannot be taken up in soil with too low of a pH. Pink or dark spotting can be common with phosphorus deficiencies.

If this is the year that you expected flowering- The proper course of action will be to remove the soil and start over. Adding a new layer of quality topsoil will be the cheapest, easiest, and quickest way to remedy the situation.

Otherwise, if you choose to remedy the soil, you will need to test it for several things.






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