One of my horses just ate my ES down to about a foot tall. A deer could have done it but I,m pretty sure it was a horse because that window is his favorite place to stand and look at himself. I have heard ES can bloom three times a year is some climates so I am wondering if I start fert. now if I can push it to bloom for me or will the unplanned pruning totally ruin all chances of a early bloom on this plant? It normally blooms from june until the first really hard frost in nov.(I cover it at night from oct.1 until after thanksgiving.) This plant is in a real focal point so I need as long a bloom out of it as possible.