I don't really see any insects although there may some very small black insect that I noticed when I cut a few to bring in the house. Whatever is doing it, they are in the process of destroying every flower. There are a few holes in the lower leaves but nothing compared to the actual flower. Thank you in advance for any assistance you may have for me! Kay Toma
Unfortunately, there are many insects that can cause this damage. Without a photo of the pest, it can be hard to tell which.
Generally, most insecticides can help with this issue. Here is an article for more information:
I live in the North Carolina piedmont area (Burlington, Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham).
You can plant seeds up to two months before a frost. The flowers you have should self-seed, unless they are a hybrid. In that case the seed probably isn't viable.
Some sources say germination is higher if they go through the cold treatment.
I once cut down some stalks in the fall, placed them in an area I wanted coneflowers, and the next spring they popped up and bloomed that season.
there? I do have a garden there but coneflowers and lilies tend to all lean forward towards the sun.
You can, but both of those flowers need full sun. They will not likely do very well, there.
Here is an article that will help you find shade plants for your area:
My son dug up some coneflowers from his home and brought them to me with blooms and roots. I planted them but am wondering if I should cut off the blooms now. We are in Wayne county Ohio I believe zone 6. Any suggestions will help.
Yes, cutting off the blooms will help the plant concentrate energy on establishing the roots. You could drop the flower heads in the soil nearby in case there are any mature seeds to drop.
This is my first attempt at a perennial garden, and I want to make sure that I take care of my coneflowers this fall. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Most cultivars are hardy in your area, and some are even hardy down to zone 2 or 3!
They are quite well adapted to growing without intervention, so no action will need to be taken.
This article will help you to care for the plant:
I read that article before I posted this question. It doesn’t really tell me if I need to cut the plant down in the fall and possibly cover it with mulch? Do I just leave it alone?
Low cost and maintenance flowers and plants that grow year round on the beach for my yard
If you have sandy soil you need to choose plants that thrive in sandy soil or amend the garden area with compost to give the sandy some holding power.
Good plants for sand are coneflowers, types of liatris, bluestem grasses, and more.
Hi, I bought a pot of coneflower plants. I'm wondering if I should separate them to put them out, or should leave them in a clump as they are.
If they can be easily separated, you could do that. They look very close together now and they multiply pretty quickly.