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Q.New black eyed Susan not doing well in part shade.

Zone 01801 | Anonymous added on August 26, 2020 | Answered

Plant wilting. Only “fail” this year! Leaves and flowers drooping 2 weeks after planting. Not in full sun.

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Answered on August 29, 2020

If you're not seeing powdery mildew on the plants, there are two possibilities that come to mind. Your plants like a neutral pH soil, so if you've fertilized them, it may be too rich for them. The other possibility is that they may be wanting more sun.

Check for powdery mildew and leaf spot: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/black-eyed-susan/rudbeckia-leaf-spot.htm

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