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|Echinacea Articles and Information
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|Echinacea Hybrid Discoveries
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|Echinacea Arts and Crafts
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|Echinacea Companion Planting
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|Echinaceas In Containers
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|Echinacea Diseases and Pests
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|Echinacea as Medicine
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|Echinaceas for Sale
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|Echinacea Cubit Suggestion Box
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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.
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.
Buy This: Echinacea 'Blueberry Pie'|
By Clint Brown on April 1, 2010
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. surprised everyone last year with Echinacea 'Tomato Soup'. This year they are back with the first ever blue Echinacea called 'Blueberry Pie'. This new Echinacea was created in a lab by combining genes from a Petunia of unknown origin and Echinacea 'Ruby Giant' to create something never seen before in the plant world...a blue Echinacea!
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”.