Growing Echinacea & Rudbeckia in Ontario?
Has anyone had disappointing results with Echinacea and Rudbeckia this year? I have grown Purple coneflower for several years and this year my three plants are small (one is about 6 iches high) and has a few buds, the other two are about 12 inches high with a couple puny flowers on them. I also notice small blooms of Rudbeckia - single stalks with just one flower instead of the usual busy growth with profuse blooms. These plants are not in the same area - the coneflowers are in the front border, Rudbeckia are in three different locations in the back yard. I wonder if it's this inconsistent weather we have been having, or does it have someting to do with my environment. I live in Ottawa. Anyone else having this problem?