Rudbeckia and Echinacea - sandy soil

Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

I have light sandy soil, and would like to put in some rudbeckia and echinacea (i've always sworn I wouldn't have yellow in my flowerbed, how times change...)

I've read rudbeckia's like soils that don't dry out too much.  I've dug in manure a couple of seasons ago and try to top up with mulch when I can to increase moisture levels.  My salvia's struggle with mildew I assume due to dry soil...

Can echinacea's cope in dry soil  at all?

Any advice ?

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  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    I struggle to grow these perennials on my sandy loam, no matter how I improve the soil and mulch.

    It seems that these additions don't combat the underlying problem or should I say underground problem of retaining water.

    I've learnt to avoid what I can't have image 

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