I need advise as to what to do with the first years growth on this plant.
I planted plugs last spring .They are huge plants now but winter has left them yellowed and wilty looking.
Is there a new growth coming from these plants ?
Can I trim out and remove the winter look?
This is a new plant for me.
Susan is right. You would be removing all old leaves and any stems that remain. We had a few but they died. If they had reseeded the way the more common foxglove/digitalis does, we'd have thousands. I sit and pluck out the babies and can do it again two days later.
Oh, and I'm always careful to wash my hands well after handling them if I wasn't wearing gloves. They are toxic, and I don't know if that can be absorbed through the skin or not, but better safe than sorry.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
You are a life saver.Safe than sorry sounds right. I used to mix my own glazes when I made pottery.Barium Carbonate was one of the ingredients and I always worked bare handed.
A friend of mine had health problems using it so I wore gloves after that.
Name: Mike Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b) "Have no patience for bare ground"
Jo Ann, they should bloom this year. I believe that most are biennial. I have some that are up and about from seed. I always wear gloves in the garden. You never know what might leach into a small cut. Like Gemini_Sage said, " better safe than sorry".