Stattice Damaged by Frost / Remove Flowers to Help it Recover?
The perennial Stattice (Limonium perezii) we set out in July was exquisite before it got hit by frost. I thought it could take it, and didn't protect the first night of freezing temps which were probably somewhere between 27 to 29 degrees. After the fact I read up, it says damaged at 27 degrees. Some leaves just curled right up and died, others look more like water stained brown paper.
I'd rather not lose the unopened flowers, but after being hit by frost they may not open well anyway. Would it help my stattice to recover if I cut away all the unopened flowers? Or would that be an additional shock to the plants?
I also have a large 5' x 5' fuschia bush that was forgotten, went unprotected and is badly burned on top. I figure that the damage is done now, right? So don't bother protecting, just prune off the damage when spring arrives? Why lock the barn, the horse is gone!