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Zone 61108 | Anonymous added on July 26, 2018 | Answered

My black eyed Susan don’t stand up. They lay down. I had purple sage that also layer down. Is my soil lacking something?

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Answered on July 26, 2018

There are 3 main causes of plants growing horizontally. One is that they don't get enough sun and so they stretch sideways to try to reach it. The other is too much fertilizer which may cause rapid and weak growth. The last reason is the easiest to correct; the plant needs water. Coneflowers like full sun , at least 6-8 hours daily. Since your plant doesn't look dry and you have lots of blooms, my guess is that they want more sunlight.

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