All About Coneflowers: Problems growing Coneflowers

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By Trish
August 16, 2015

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IAgrl
Sep 27, 2018 10:57 PM CST
I added coneflowers to several of my gardens (they don't last long)... and after purchasing old cultivars, this year they looked terrible Thumbs down

Turning brown early, flowers not fully forming, and when they did form 8/10 times they were splotchy and dull. Any ideas? They are established plants (2-3 years) and it didn't seem to matter sun, shade, extra water, not Sighing! Shrug!

Michellez
Aug 9, 2019 6:56 AM CST
IAgrl said:I added coneflowers to several of my gardens (they don't last long)... and after purchasing old cultivars, this year they looked terrible Thumbs down

Turning brown early, flowers not fully forming, and when they did form 8/10 times they were splotchy and dull. Any ideas? They are established plants (2-3 years) and it didn't seem to matter sun, shade, extra water, not Sighing! Shrug!


Hi
I have been growing vine flowers for about 15 years now, this plant seems to do well in the north east (Maine), although they like the high heat short summers, they do overwinter well.
I have mine in an area that have morning shade and full sun from then on, I water about twice a week. I have had the same problems you described. It is trial and error. Good luck.
Pic of my girls from this morning.

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