why is my pink coneflower now white?

glenrose8(z4WI)July 22, 2014

Last year I planted a beautiful bright pink coneflower. This year it's blossoms are very pale pink to white. Does anyone know what caused this. I am in Wisconsin where the soil is sandy and highly acidic from the pines.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You mentioned the pines, so is it actually being blocked from the sun? That would be my first thought. They need a lot of sunlight and if the blossoms are 'weak' looking, that may be the case. I have also never heard of the pH affecting an Echinacea (coneflower) like it will a hydrangea, though I guess if it is way out of the norm, that would be a possibility. My next step would be to go back to where you got it and ask them, especially if it is a garden center, since they specialize in plants. The site at the link (an article on Echinacea) also has the option to Ask A Gardener. It's free! Just click on the blog tab and scroll down to the Ask a Gardener banner.

Here is a link that might be useful: About Echinacea

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 3:11PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Trillium 2015
This thread is for anyone who wants to post pics of...
Dieing Elephant Ear?
I bought a Black Magic elephant ear about 4 months...
...at last! Snowdrops!
I was just looking out the living room window, wondering...
woodyoak zone 5 Canada
Elk in Dogs for mrtulin
The link is in here scroll down and have fun. Some...
Patty W. zone 5a Illinois
Welcome spring...
I usually spend most of my time on the Roses Forum...
Sponsored Products
Vitre Rectangular Suspension by LBL Lighting
$1,040.00 | Lumens
Jamestowne White 5.5-Inch Wide One-Light Outdoor Wall Lantern
$53.20 | Bellacor
Drexel 36" Wide Antique Nickel ADA Wall Sconce
Lamps Plus
Set of Six Chalkboard Ornaments
Grandin Road
Nikko 3-light Fixture
White Porcelain Vessel Sink
MR Direct Sinks and Faucets
PW 819016 17.6 ft C9 Green Wire 26 LED Christmas Lights
Full/Queen Lanai Pique Coverlet 94" x 97" - WHITE/ PINK
$235.00 | Horchow
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™