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Q.Coneflower Plant Effects Of Locating Plant In Direct Afternoon Sun, (6 Hours).

Zone 29730 (upstate South Carolina) | Anonymous added on September 15, 2023 | Answered

My coneflower plant seems to be wilting. Even though directions encourage placing in direct sunlight, I don’t know wilting could be caused by locating plant on a front, (westerly facing), porch that receives 6+ hours of direct summer heat from sun exposure? I am aware of the lower watering requirements. My Coneflower plant is contained in a pot. Thanks

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Answered on September 16, 2023

The leaves look a little wilted. Since it is in a container, it requires more watering than if it were in the ground. When temperatures soar beyond 85 degrees F., it probably needs watering every day. It's getting crowded, too, so that is preventing some water uptake. If there is room in the container, adding mulch will help retain moisture.

Coneflower does well in part sun, too.

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