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Old 06-14-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Why are these perennials dying off?


I bought both of them a month ago. One is much smaller than other for some reason. The purple is becoming brown so does that mean they are dying? I water them once a week and added plant food one time.
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It looks normal to me. The plant won't flower all summer long. With some perennials if you cut off the dead flower (called dead heading) it will send out new ones.

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It looks normal to me. The plant won't flower all summer long. With some perennials if you cut off the dead flower (called dead heading) it will send out new ones.
Why is one so much smaller? I planted them at the same time.
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Why is one so much smaller? I planted them at the same time.
Plants will grow at different rates. Nothing abnormal.
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How are you watering once per week. The foliage looks thirsty.
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How are you watering once per week. The foliage looks thirsty.
How often should they be watered?
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How often should they be watered?
I'm never concerned about frequency. Where I live sometimes watering every day is necessary. Other times maybe every 2 weeks. I water by looks of foliage, feel of how much moisture is in the soil at least a foot away from the plant(s) in every direction at root level and in some instances check soil moisture by weight. The weight method excels because of different soils, sandy, clay, loam, sandy loam etc.
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Looks like a blazing star, a butterfly favorite.

I also think that something is not right with the plants.
This time of the year they should be a vigorous lime-green with upright leaves. In the Northeast they have not flowered yet.
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How often should they be watered?

if we knew where you are, it would be easier to answer these questions
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Zones 3-9 and full sun. They'res is no need to know where they are.
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Zones 3-9 and full sun. They'res is no need to know where they are.

really?
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If indeed this is a blazing star in full bloom this time of the year (more like past full bloom) then it is important to know the whereabouts. It could be an imported specimen from Mexico that was transplanted in Maine where the species just started growing leaves.

In Fairview's own words "Where I live sometimes watering every day is necessary" so location matters...

Really!

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Do you have a larger picture? I'd like to see the leaves up close.
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