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plumbplumb Posts: 61
Any ideas, got new plant in this year growing really well,but, nearly every day the heads droop, I am sure I am water enough,or could I be giving it to much or is it a very thirsty plant,and needs even more. Thank you

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  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Echinacea prefer well drained soil and do not like being water logged by excessive watering. They require a moist soil and prefer not to be in contest with nearby plants so a good distance from other plants is a good tip 
    They can also be short lived and require full sun or part shade 
  • plumbplumb Posts: 61
    Thanks Steve,one of those may apply, will test them all
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,678
    I agree, too much water or water logging make them go floppy. I have a group of echinaceas and the one closest to a nearby rose goes a bit floppy. The rose needs deep watering so I suspect that echinacea is getting too wet as it’s tapping into the rose’s water supply.
  • plumbplumb Posts: 61
    Yes I think that is the case cos have been watering well and there is little very close to it, decided not to water last night and all upright this morning, thanks for your help all.
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