Did I murder my echinacea?
A few days ago I noticed that my echinacea were looking a bit wilty. I had watered well, yet I don't think I over watered either...it looked like it might have been getting choked out a bit by a bushy rudbeckia, so I decided to move it, being it's still technically spring. I also decided a different bushy rudbeckia ought to be moved too, as to give it more room sine it was pushing itself out against a boxwood.
So the day before yesterday I got up early, about 7 am, so it would be nice and cool when I moved my babies around. I gave them some water, and expected some major pouting from them. I've experienced this before, and usually within a week divisions seem to perk back up to normal. But I didn't divide these, just re-plunked 'em.
Here it is two days later and they are still REALLY pouting. Darn near wilted to the ground actually. They seem to perk up in the morning when it's cooler, but the transplant and this heat just don't seem to be giving them a chance to recover.
Do you think I might still get blooms this year? Or will they be too busy trying to stand up straight that I'll have to wait until next year? Or do you think they could be gonners altogether?