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
NJBob May 24, 2015 9:41 PM
Echinacea Photos
kqcrna Feb 7, 2015 5:13 AM
Echinacea Articles and Information
Snapshot Jun 23, 2014 9:32 PM
Echinacea Hybrid Discoveries
NJBob Jul 29, 2014 9:57 PM
Echinacea Arts and Crafts
Snapshot Sep 13, 2013 6:58 PM
Echinacea Companion Planting
Snapshot Aug 29, 2013 10:35 PM
Echinaceas In Containers
Snapshot Jul 1, 2014 10:48 AM
Echinacea Co-ops
Palomino33 May 4, 2011 8:58 PM
Echinacea Diseases and Pests
Snapshot Jan 25, 2015 1:19 AM
Echinacea Identification
EmmaGrace Aug 27, 2013 12:17 PM
Echinacea as Medicine
Maridell Apr 4, 2010 7:29 AM
Echinacea Propagation
Snapshot Oct 20, 2013 12:43 AM
Echinaceas for Sale
SummerPerson Aug 13, 2012 9:32 PM
Echinacea Sources
NJBob Mar 13, 2015 6:25 PM
Echinacea Cubit Suggestion Box
Maridell Aug 10, 2010 9:14 PM
Echinacea Swaps
Nevermore44 Jul 17, 2012 7:20 PM

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
No How hot is it where you are? Weather reports! Echinacea Chat forum May 24, 2015 9:41 PM
Yes! Plugs Echinacea Chat forum May 24, 2015 9:38 PM
No Lowes 50% off sale Echinacea Chat forum May 24, 2015 1:33 PM
No New plants for 2015. Echinacea Chat forum Apr 27, 2015 3:00 PM
No Anybody starting seeds? Echinacea Chat forum Mar 19, 2015 6:31 AM
No Commerical farming Echinacea Sources forum Mar 13, 2015 6:25 PM
No Pallida hybrids Echinacea Chat forum Mar 8, 2015 6:39 AM
No Cheyenne spirit in the UK Echinacea Chat forum Mar 2, 2015 2:18 PM
No Winter Sowing Cheyenne Spirit Seeds---Winter 2013 Echinacea Chat forum Feb 7, 2015 11:03 PM
No 'Hot Papaya' Echinacea Photos forum Feb 7, 2015 5:13 AM
No Pest, disease or something else? Echinacea Diseases and Pests forum Jan 25, 2015 1:19 AM
No Santa Rosa Gardens Echinacea Chat forum Dec 9, 2014 10:08 PM
No Help! Echinacea on Clearance Echinacea Chat forum Dec 7, 2014 8:40 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

» 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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