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Q.Re Foxglove: Only The Buds At The Very Top Open To Flower, Even Though There Are Many Buds On The Stem. How Can I Get More Buds

Zone Strongsville, OH 44149 | Anonymous added on July 9, 2022 | Answered

to open? I grow the yellow foxglove, which I’ve heard may be a native plant to Ohio, but also grow the peach variety.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on July 21, 2022

Buds not opening is usually related to the weather - cool, damp air leaves the outer buds wet, then sunshine dries them fusing the petals shut.

If this happens regularly and on all your foxgloves, look at their growing conditions. They may not be getting enough moisture. Also check the buds for insects like aphids, scale, or mites. Here is more:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/foxglove/foxglove-flowers.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/foxglove/deadheading-foxglove-plants.htm

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