Return to the Carolina Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Echinacea Gone Green!

Posted by puppyscruff 7/NC (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 2, 09 at 17:56

Hi everyone. It's been ages since I've been here, but I need help and know y'all are the ones with the answers. I'm always singing your praises.

Bought a double echinacea, 2 in fact, on sale at Lowes last year. Both came back, but one came back green. It is covered with buds and blossoms, and every last one is exactly the same color as the leaves. Kinda cool, as one of my younger co-workers said, but I'm wondering why. This is the same plant, not a seedling of the original.

claire in sanford

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Echinacea Gone Green!

Sorry to give you bad news but it is most likely aster yellows or phytoplasma disease. It is fairly common and is spread by leaf hoppers.

There are a variety of symptoms but some just simply turn green and look like a healthy mutation. There is no cure and it can spread to other types of flowers including dandelions which contribute to the spread.

Here is a link that might be useful: More Information on Aster Yellows

RE: Echinacea Gone Green!

Wow, I'm about to shovel it out of my garden in a moment. Thanks for the info. I've never heard of it. Got to look into those leafhoppers...not overly familiar with them.

The plant is unbelievably healthy, with tons of flowers, but the flowers are not formed correctly as the piece indicates. I will also look for the veining mutation and take a picture.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Carolina Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here