my black fox glove.

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my black fox glove.

Postby dalelesley » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:25 pm

Can any one tell me why my black fox glove has gone mad? I bought it from a market when it had just two tiny leaves planted it and it took off. It has been in the ground since Nov 2014 but as yet no flowers. I did have a problem with a type of scale at one point but a good dose of Eco Spray seems to have fixed that I have given it some slow release as well as some seaweed solution. So why can't I get any flowers.?
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Re: my black fox glove.

Postby abwal » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:12 pm

The leaf does not really look like foxglove, does it? I think it looks more like geranium/pelargonium.
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Re: my black fox glove.

Postby greg.l » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:04 pm

I think it is a black hollyhock.
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Postby dalelesley » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:51 pm

OK I have taken another pic of the close up of the leaf this might give you a clue as I do not have one :(
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Postby greg.l » Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:53 pm

I think it is a hollyhock, since black hollyhocks are quite common but there is no black foxglove. It should flower in a few months.
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Re: my black fox glove.

Postby karyn » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:43 pm

Yep, looks like a hollyhock. Should be very pretty and set lots of seed.
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