Echinacea Plants

coneflower lying down on the job

Zone Meridian, Id 83642 | alexaconway added on July 27, 2018 | Answered

I have 2 groups of coneflowers, a red (salsa) and a white (milkshake). They are not upright. They were planted 2 seasons ago and lie down more than stand up. They are in a well prepped bed, full sun, behind a group of bearded iris. You really don\\\'t even know they exist. There is a knock-out rose behind them but it isn\\\'t shading them. the flowers are fine but they are only about 8\\\" from the ground because the stalks are mostly on the ground. Last year I staked all of them and they didn\\\'t appreciate it. the flowerbed is watered well on a schedule. thx Alexa

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 28, 2018

It is very possible that they are overwatered. This will cause the flowers to lay over. Echinacea needs a good dry out in between waterings, and will not tolerate consistently moist soil very well.

This article will give you more information on the care of these:

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Echinacea Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More