Echinaceas cubit

Welcome to the Echinacea Cubit. All fans of the genus Echinacea are welcome here. I promise there won't be a more up-to-date site devoted to Echinaceas anywhere!

We now have an Echinacea Database.

There are 16 forums in this cubit:
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Echinacea Chat
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NJBob Apr 20, 2014 5:23 PM
Echinacea Photos
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kqcrna Jan 24, 2014 4:22 AM
Echinacea Articles and Information
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virginiarose Feb 24, 2014 8:42 AM
Echinacea Hybrid Discoveries
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clintbrown Jul 12, 2013 11:01 PM
Echinacea Arts and Crafts
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Snapshot Sep 13, 2013 6:58 PM
Echinacea Companion Planting
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Snapshot Aug 29, 2013 10:35 PM
Echinaceas In Containers
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Snapshot Aug 24, 2013 9:17 AM
Echinacea Co-ops
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Palomino33 May 4, 2011 8:58 PM
Echinacea Diseases and Pests
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virginiarose Dec 8, 2012 5:05 AM
Echinacea Identification
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EmmaGrace Aug 27, 2013 12:17 PM
Echinacea as Medicine
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Maridell Apr 4, 2010 7:29 AM
Echinacea Propagation
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Snapshot Oct 20, 2013 12:43 AM
Echinaceas for Sale
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SummerPerson Aug 13, 2012 9:32 PM
Echinacea Sources
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clintbrown Feb 9, 2013 12:56 PM
Echinacea Cubit Suggestion Box
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Maridell Aug 10, 2010 9:14 PM
Echinacea Swaps
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Nevermore44 Jul 17, 2012 7:20 PM

Articles:
Image Avoid This: Echinacea x hybrida 'Magic Box'
By Clint Brown on July 12, 2013

Thompson & Morgan released seeds promising Echinacea in a mixture of colors. The photo indicated that the plants would be orange, yellow, red, bi-colors, etc. However, I have found these seeds produce nothing but pink flowers!

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Image Grow This: Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'
By Clint Brown on June 15, 2010

There are several orange and red Echinaceas available now, but none of them come close to Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'. Not only are the blooms large and colorful, but they also have a nice fragrance! The plants are also reliable and return after winter, unlike some of the other Echinacea hybrids.

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Image Preventing Aster Yellows
By Clint Brown on June 7, 2010

Aster yellows is caused by a tiny organism called a phytoplasma. The phytoplasma is spread from plant to plant by leafhoppers, which feed on the sap of the plants. Since no treatment is available to save an infected Echinacea, Aster yellows is best managed by removing infected plants and controlling leafhopper populations.

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Recent Threads:
New? Subject Area Date of last post
Yes! Santa Rosa Gardens Echinacea Chat forum Apr 20, 2014 5:23 PM
No How hot is it where you are? Weather reports! Echinacea Chat forum Apr 20, 2014 3:04 PM
Yes! Some of my plants are showing green. Echinacea Chat forum Apr 20, 2014 12:38 PM
No Salsa Red seeds. Echinacea Chat forum Mar 6, 2014 2:32 PM
No Hardiness of different varieties Echinacea Articles and Information forum Feb 24, 2014 8:42 AM
No Winter Sowing Cheyenne Spirit Seeds---Winter 2013 Echinacea Chat forum Feb 23, 2014 11:39 PM
No Cheyenne spirit in the UK Echinacea Chat forum Feb 15, 2014 5:05 PM
No T&M Magic Box BIG failure in the multi-coloured department Echinacea Photos forum Jan 24, 2014 4:22 AM
No Magic Box Article: Avoid This: Echinacea x hybrida 'Magic Box' Jan 23, 2014 6:46 PM
No Random Echinacea Purpurea Echinacea Photos forum Jan 22, 2014 11:28 PM
No Untitled Article: Grow This: Echinacea pallida Jan 22, 2014 11:42 AM
No Kind of like a Coneflower Echinacea Chat forum Jan 20, 2014 10:32 PM
No Santa Rosa Gardens fall sale. Echinacea Chat forum Nov 11, 2013 9:40 PM
No Cheyenne Spirit - Red Echinacea Photos forum Oct 30, 2013 11:29 PM
No Just Bloomed Echinacea Photos forum Oct 30, 2013 4:01 AM
No "Neon" Echinaceas Echinacea Photos forum Oct 22, 2013 5:47 AM
No Seed starting in the fall. Echinacea Propagation forum Oct 20, 2013 12:43 AM

» Did You Know?

How do you pronounce Echinacea?

The genus name Echinacea is rooted in the Greek word "echinos", meaning hedge hog, it references the spiky appearance and feel of the flower heads.

Native Americans learned of Echinacea angustifolia by watching elk seeking out the plants and consuming them when sick or wounded, and identified those plants as elk root.

Echinacea cones attract butterflies in summer who take in their nectar. In fall and winter, they attract goldfinches who will perch on them and eat the seeds (so long as you don't deadhead the flowers!)

In the late 1800’s Echinacea was widely used as a blood purifier and cure for insect and snake bites. It was the main ingredient in Dr. Meyers Blood Purifier which falsely claimed to cure rattlesnake bites. This became the origin of the term “Snake Oil Salesman”.

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