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 23, 2016 10:43 PM
Echinacea Photos
Snapshot May 14, 2016 10:30 PM
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
kqcrna Jan 8, 2016 7:17 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 Buy 1 get 1 free on select plants at Santa Rosa Gardens Echinacea Chat forum May 23, 2016 10:43 PM
No How hot is it where you are? Weather reports! Echinacea Chat forum May 23, 2016 10:21 PM
No Santa Rosa Gardens no longer has a 1 year guarantee. Echinacea Chat forum May 18, 2016 10:45 PM
No Dixie Sun Echinacea Photos forum May 14, 2016 10:30 PM
No Dixie Scarlet Echinacea Photos forum May 12, 2016 9:48 PM
No Baja Burgundy Echinacea Photos forum May 12, 2016 6:57 PM
No Santa Rosa Gardens Echinacea Chat forum May 7, 2016 10:47 AM
No Garden Harvest Supply Echinacea Chat forum May 7, 2016 8:35 AM
No First bloom of the year. Echinacea Chat forum May 6, 2016 8:30 PM
No Growing horizontal. Echinacea Chat forum Apr 16, 2016 8:16 PM
No New Garden Plants Echinacea Chat forum Apr 14, 2016 11:06 AM
No No more flat rate shipping from Santa Rosa Gardens Echinacea Chat forum Apr 13, 2016 7:08 PM
No What variety has disappointed you the most? Echinacea Chat forum Apr 13, 2016 5:10 PM
No Echinacea Cherry Fluff Echinacea Chat forum Apr 5, 2016 9:04 PM
No Now Cheesier Echinacea Photos forum Apr 5, 2016 9:00 PM
No Burpee Echinacea Chat forum Apr 5, 2016 8:55 PM
No Baja Burgundy Echinacea Chat forum Apr 5, 2016 6:55 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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