I just bought some echinacea from the local nursery. It’s a good 12+ inches or so tall and already flowering. We planted in our front yard, and I gave it a good watering (as I was told to do), and the next day it looked wilted and the flowers look shriveled. Is this from taking it from pot to soil? Is there a way to help it recover?
Yes, it could be transplant shock. Here is more:
Every year, sometimes just a few flowers on one plant, sometimes entire plant.
The area, likely, receives too much water! Being a drought resistant flower, I would opt for a drier area for planting. Otherwise, a fungicide may be able to help mitigate some of the damage done by the contaminants.
I am in Maine and have many cone flowers. Last year a mole ate every root. So I placed new plants in a metal cage and placed in the ground. They came up great this spring but when I watered yesterday I noticed the seed center was all filed with debris. As I looked closer I noticed a worm in many of my flowers. I since have cut most down. The ones cut I placed in a pail of water with salt to kill the worms. I pulled one flower stock out and counted at least 7 worms. Will this continue every year. Never had these worms in the past. I did have solar lights in between each plant and now I think this may have contributed to the moth laying the eggs. Any solutions? Thank you.
Those are, definitely, moth larva. Here are some articles that will help:
I want to get some coneflowers and plant this fall. When it says to mulch for winter, do I put it around the roots or do I cover the whole flower with mulch?
You can just mulch around the root zone. Always keep the mulch a couple inches from the plant stems to avoid stem rot.
Hi, I recently planted these Coneflower in Healthy Soil in full sun. I've only watered twice since planting (a week or so) and some are showing yellowing leaves at the base. Please assist, Thanks!
This may be a phosphorus and potassium deficiency from soils that are not alkaline enough. Soils that are too acidic will not be a suitable fit for these flowers.
Here are some articles that will help you to test and fix your soil, along with some articles for care of your flowers:
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
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.