When we returned from a vacation something (rabbits?) had chewed off my new liatris plants about 3 inches from the ground (and some of the spikey leaves from other plants). They are still green 2 months later, but I'm wondering if I need to replace them or will they come back next year?
So no blooms this year? Too bad. But I think they will come back next year. There is still plenty of time for leafy growth to strengthen the underground bulb, ensuring the plant's survival.