g on? Doesn't even look like the same species this year. Both are about 4 ft tall, and the other one had a bounty of blooms that are now making seed pods. This one looks like it frankensteined
Reminds me of leaf growth that I see after applying some chemicals to other types of sensitive plants like roses. Research if any chemicals were used before the symptoms showed up. Perhaps something used on the plant itself... or nearby... either by you or a neighbor. Consider herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.
One grew back and bloomed but this other one looks strange. What's going on?
It looks like aster yellows disease. You may as well pull it up and discard it in the trash. Here is more:
Unfortunately, your photos did not come through, and I am not certain of the conditions around your plant, at this time. I am unable to diagnose the situation. Usually, this happens from overwatering, but can be due to many other factors.
In the meantime, this article will help you to know what care these plants require:
Two are growing over one inch pre day and look very healthy. I water them a lot since we are in a drought in West Texas. I feed them miracle grow every two weeks.
You could try a more balanced fertilizer like 20-20-20, either in slow release form or a water soluble form. Then follow package directions for frequency. If your plants are in containers, they will need feeding more often than if in the ground.
If you prefer, you can just add bone meal to your current regimen with Miracle Grow.
Esperanza, which is perennial, may not be mature enough to bloom yet, especially if it was grown from seed. Here are more ideas:
How do I take care of the plant now that it\'s in the house?
You can prune it to reduce some of the scraggliness. If you are just holding it over till you can get it back outside in spring, water it just enough to keep it going. Place it near a south facing window, if possible. There won't be enough light for it to bloom indoors. If you want to try for blooms, you will need to invest in a grow light.