Ratty Looking Echinacea, Bee Balm and Black Eyed Susan
Last summer I planted a row of various varieties of Echinacea, Black Eyed Susans, and Bee Balm, all very small.
This year they are very big, but the leaves are full of holes, and none of the coneflowers have bloomed. The Bee Balm have a few flowers. They all look ratty.
The site is a narrow strip of mulch in front of yews. Very gravelly soil because of spill over from a pee stone driveway, a LOT of wind, northwest exposure, shaded to the southeast. Zone 6A. Lots of beetles of all descriptions, particularly Japanese beeltles, but I haven't noticed anything crawling on the leaves. The allium in the area are doing great despite being in a worse spot.
I'm not a purist organic gardener, but these were planted for pollinator interest, so pesticides that hurt bees would be counterproductive.
Is there anything I should do? Will they bloom? Will they look better next year?
Don't have photos of the plants, but this is another part of the bed.