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I went out to walk through my garden (what little garden I have so far) last night to find something strange. One of my three polemonium (they're in a clump) was badly wilted. Just one--the others, planted right next to it, looked perfectly fine.
And one of my three blue/white clips campanula (also planted in the same general location) is near death. The others are growing vigorously!
I've only noticed it since we've had this high heat and humidity the past few days. The soil is uniformly moist. None of these pants gets more sun than the other. The one thing I did notice with the campanula was that some of the soil around it had sunken and its crown was too high...but its neighbors have the same problem. I added some compost around the plants to cover any exposure.
Anyone else have wilting perennials with this heat? Any guess as to what might be causing these couple plants to suffer while their neighbors look perfectly okay?