Posted: 13/10/2016 at 09:32
Aym...bumping up simply means keeping the thread active for comment
jo, I grow a few echinaceas.
What do you do to grow them? They need sunny, well drained spots but also a good watering now and then. There are lots of newer varieties around and some are pretty fickle/temperamental and not as robust as the older ones. Some are really not much more than annuals but all need to develop a good root system before they flower. I always remove flowers before mid summer, even on established plants, and thereafter let them flower. mulch them too in spring.
Do you know the variety?
I would hazard a guess that your plant dried out.....plants here have needed watering...but there are physiological probs associated with them too that cover a whole bunch of issues. A fungicide sometimes helps
if earlier in the year I would have said cut back hard, clear away debris and mulch but it is too late now to cut down.