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:
Forum Who Last Post
Echinacea Chat
NJBob Mar 7, 2021 7:24 PM
Echinacea Photos
jkoenzuraida Sep 28, 2020 4:32 AM
Echinacea Articles and Information
GarminGPS111 Aug 13, 2020 9:05 AM
Echinacea Hybrid Discoveries
kqcrna Sep 4, 2017 5:01 AM
Echinacea Arts and Crafts
Snapshot Sep 13, 2013 6:58 PM
Echinacea Companion Planting
Snapshot Aug 29, 2013 10:35 PM
Echinaceas In Containers
MatthewMa Oct 26, 2020 1:47 PM
Echinacea Co-ops
Palomino33 May 4, 2011 8:58 PM
Echinacea Diseases and Pests
LucasRoss Oct 27, 2020 4:36 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
ejaipurconnect Oct 4, 2019 12:35 AM
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 Mar 7, 2021 7:24 PM
No New Coneflower Seeds Echinacea Chat forum Feb 18, 2021 1:26 PM
No Rodents Echinacea Diseases and Pests forum Oct 27, 2020 4:36 AM
No Growing echies in containers isn't really that hard. Echinaceas In Containers forum Oct 26, 2020 1:47 PM
No Cara Mia Yellow Echinacea Photos forum Sep 28, 2020 4:32 AM
No Articles Echinacea Articles and Information forum Aug 13, 2020 9:05 AM
No Micropropagation of Echinacea Echinacea Articles and Information forum Apr 25, 2020 7:58 AM
No How to Reset MacBook Pro from Factory Settings? Echinacea Chat forum Feb 23, 2020 11:09 PM
No Everything about Jaipur at ejaipurconnect Echinaceas for Sale forum Oct 4, 2019 12:35 AM
No Kismet White Echinacea Photos forum Jun 25, 2019 8:17 PM
No White Double Delight Echinacea Photos forum Jun 25, 2019 8:16 PM
No Spring is finally here in Kansas Echinacea Chat forum May 11, 2019 7:12 PM
No Christmas in April? Echinacea Chat forum Apr 20, 2019 9:42 PM
No So long and thanks for the memories, it's time to say farewell. Echinacea Chat forum Jan 17, 2019 10:29 PM
No Squirrels Echinacea Diseases and Pests forum Nov 23, 2018 11:38 PM
No Pest, disease or something else? Echinacea Diseases and Pests forum Oct 27, 2018 5:19 AM
No Pythium root ROT Echinacea Diseases and Pests forum Oct 27, 2018 5:09 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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