cone flower weep

alaMel(4a)July 15, 2011

I posted elsewhere, but the thread died before I got any plausable answers. Trust me this plant is not lacking water. Any other possible cause? It seems quite temporary only lasting a few hours and perking back up. Usually in the evening after several hours of shade. I'm baffeled.

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

How hot has it been? Sometimes a plant just can't keep up with the uptake of water no matter how much is in the soil.


    Bookmark   July 15, 2011 at 10:10PM
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It has been reasonably cool this past week, 70's, raining and overcast. This coming week however, it's going to be sweltering hot! 90-100 all week and humid. This plant has done this every year I've had it, I'm wondering if it's 'normal' for this plant. It's quite concerning.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 4:20PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

No, it's not normal. Mine only do that if I haven't watered in a couple of the summer, with no rain, in clay soil, in Alabama.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 6:12PM
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I have seen Cone Flowers react that way if the soil is too saturated with water as well as if the soil lacks adequate moisture levels. In my very well drained sand here they tend to do that only when the soil gets water saturated.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 6:31AM
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