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Why are my large deer resistant Foxhorn flowers leaning down instead of standing up straight?

Planted them a week ago and were doing well - now two of the plants have the tall flower leaning down.  Why?
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Posted 2015-07-21T15:40:06+0000  by KathleenM KathleenM
 



Hi KathleenM.

 

Thank you for your question and welcome to our Home Depot Community.

 

Did you mean the Foxglove/Digitalis flower?

 

Is the whole plant leaning over or is it just the flower that is hanging down?

 

If not protected from the wind, this top heavy tall flowering plant can tip over in a brisk wind especially if rain accompanies the storm.  


Too much sun is not good for your Foxglove plant either.  They do best in some afternoon shade when the temperature is hot in the afternoon.


Do you have gophers or moles?  It could also be that these little underground gremlins are damaging the root system of your Foxglove plants although, this would not be a favorite plant for them if other plants are available.

 

The flower of this plant will naturally hang slightly, to a full slant toward the ground.



 

If you have any further questions, could possibly send in some pictures to make sure we are talking about the same flower?

 

Rick_HD_OC

Posted 2015-07-21T19:59:00+0000  by Rick_HD_OC
 
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