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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SummerPerson Nov 26, 2014 8:59 PM
Echinacea Photos
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Snapshot Oct 4, 2014 10:07 PM
Echinacea Articles and Information
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Snapshot Jun 23, 2014 9:32 PM
Echinacea Hybrid Discoveries
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NJBob Jul 29, 2014 9:57 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 Jul 1, 2014 10:48 AM
Echinacea Co-ops
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Palomino33 May 4, 2011 8:58 PM
Echinacea Diseases and Pests
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kqcrna Jun 17, 2014 6:15 PM
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! Winter Sowing Cheyenne Spirit Seeds---Winter 2013 Echinacea Chat forum Nov 26, 2014 8:59 PM
No How hot is it where you are? Weather reports! Echinacea Chat forum Nov 26, 2014 8:56 PM
No Zinnias that kind of look like coneflowers. Echinacea Chat forum Oct 31, 2014 5:39 AM
No Southern Belle Echinacea Photos forum Oct 4, 2014 10:07 PM
No Meteor Red Echinacea Photos forum Oct 2, 2014 8:51 PM
No Rabbits Echinacea Chat forum Oct 2, 2014 12:25 PM
No Winter protection. Echinacea Chat forum Sep 27, 2014 11:06 AM
No Meteor Pink Echinacea Photos forum Sep 26, 2014 4:23 PM
No Mites or Aster Yellows or Nothing? Echinacea Chat forum Sep 26, 2014 5:45 AM
No Lowe's sale today. Echinacea Chat forum Sep 15, 2014 8:03 PM
No 'Hot Papaya' Echinacea Photos forum Sep 13, 2014 7:04 PM
No Milkshake Echinacea Photos forum Sep 13, 2014 6:38 PM
No Off topic - not echie related. Echinacea Chat forum Sep 11, 2014 11:13 PM
No Big Kahuna Echinacea Photos forum Sep 8, 2014 5:31 PM
No Transplanting Echinacea Chat forum Sep 7, 2014 7:07 AM
No Salsa Red and Lemon Yellow Echinacea Chat forum Sep 4, 2014 11:47 PM
No Leilani Echinacea Photos forum Sep 1, 2014 8:59 PM

» 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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