Do coneflowers prefer sun or shade?

Plant coneflowers where they’ll get at least 6 to 8 hours of sun per day. In warmer regions (zones 8 and higher), though, a little bit of afternoon shade is actually a good thing, as it will help keep the flowers from fading. These plants naturally grow in clumps, so they won’t spread as far as some other perennials.

Do coneflowers do well in shade?

Coneflowers prefer well-drained soil and full sun for best bloom. Choose a location where the coneflowers won’t get shaded out nor shade out others. They may reach between 2 and 4 feet in height, depending on variety.

How fast do coneflowers spread?

Coneflowers spread in clumps up to 2 ft. in diameter. This plant mass looks like one plant and must be divided every three to four years. If the clumping plants are not divided, the overcrowded roots do not reach the soil for enough nutrition and the plant declines.

Do Black-Eyed Susans spread?

As black-eyed Susans spread and re-seed, they will begin to crowd each other. To keep plants thriving, dig up clumps of them in the spring right after the plants start leafing out and separate them with a fork or spade (or just cut the clumps in half).

Do coneflowers need a lot of water?

Watering: Tolerant of drought, but does best in average, dry to medium moisture. Water regularly, but let soil dry out in between. Coneflowers need at least an inch of water weekly. Propagation: Divide clumps when crowded, about every 4 years.

How big do black-eyed Susans get?

Different varieties of black-eyed Susans mature to different heights. Some max out at 18 inches, while others can be up to 4 or even 6 feet tall. Check the plant tag to see how high yours are expected to get so you’ll know where to put them.

Is coneflower invasive?

1. Coneflowers are a native plant. They become invasive because there is nothing to stop them from spreading and crowding out our native plants. Good examples of foreign invasive plants are kudzu in the South and purple loosestrife in the Northeast.

What is the difference between Echinacea and coneflower?

Echinacea is one of the three different genera known as coneflowers. Members of the Echinacea species are known by their common name, purple coneflowers, or (confusingly) just coneflowers. The Echinacea genus is known for its medicinal properties, which is why it’s the only coneflower genus most people know by name.