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Perennials forum: Deformed coneflowers

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Jun 10, 2012 8:32 PM CST
I don't know what the birds and bees have been up to...............or is hybridizing the culprit?
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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Jun 13, 2012 6:42 AM CST
Years ago, I had a green coneflower. It always bloomed green. Never had any other issues. I posted about it on gardenweb, and contacted Tony Avent of Plant Delights. He said it was a case of Aster Yellows disease. Well, a few years later, hybridizers started coming out with all these new colors of echinacea, and one of them was green like my plant!
Don't know if yours has aster yellows or not. What is the name of that echinacea? Is it supposed to have petals on top? Like Doppelganger?
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Name: Susan
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virginiarose
Jun 13, 2012 7:09 AM CST

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Looks like a new hybrid double decker coneflower. Green Grin! Dosn't really look sick.
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jun 13, 2012 10:05 AM CST
I think that is asters yellow. where is clint, he would know for sure.
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jun 13, 2012 10:48 AM CST

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I agree
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jun 13, 2012 10:59 AM CST
Definitely looks like aster yellows. Bad news. Google it, Anna. Probably best to remove and destroy the plant. Trash it, don't compost it. And carefully watch any others you might have.
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/ipm.asp?code=...

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Name: Susan
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virginiarose
Jun 13, 2012 11:49 AM CST

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Oh. Sad Wow, looks like you are right, should have looked it up. It just didn't look like a sick plant to me! I will email Clint and read the following while we wait. *Blush*

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jun 13, 2012 12:11 PM CST
Dig it out ASAP. Insects can spread it to your other plants.
Name: Susan
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virginiarose
Jun 13, 2012 12:52 PM CST

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So what should we be focused on, if we want to prevent this?
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jun 13, 2012 12:55 PM CST
I'm not sure you can really prevent it. But it is spread by leafhoppers.

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Name: Susan
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virginiarose
Jun 13, 2012 4:03 PM CST

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Oh, it said something about weeds when I was reading the article:
#4,
Remove weeds in your lawn, garden, and surrounding areas, including plantain and dandelion that may harbor the disease.
Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Jun 14, 2012 8:20 AM CST
The disease is related to Rose Rosette Disease. You really don't want that one. I have lost 12 roses to that disease.
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jun 14, 2012 10:03 AM CST
I have an article about keeping this disease down. I have had good results doing the things in the article.

http://cubits.org/echinaceas/articles/view/426/

The leafhopper is our enemy. I hate those things! Group hug
Name: Susan
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virginiarose
Jun 14, 2012 11:24 AM CST

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Yuck!! Sad Well it's good mine are in pots and getting ready for a neat and clean flower bed. Green Grin! Hoping to keep it weed free. Thumbs up
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Jun 23, 2012 3:00 PM CST
Thankyou for your ID and information. I didn't remember that I had posted it here since I usually stay on Texas Gardening and kept looking there and finally reposted. You guys are awesome. Thumbs up I did end up removing them. I am not sure about the bug b gone b/c of my dogs and eliminating beneficial insects. I guess I have to be better about weeding.
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jul 15, 2012 2:42 AM CST
Is this also asters yellow? The plant is 'Green Jewel'.
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Name: Susan
Southeastern Virginia (Zone 8a)
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virginiarose
Jul 15, 2012 4:16 AM CST

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I don't think so, but wait for a second opinion. Could be mites, how bout browsing the coneflower forum?

http://cubits.org/echinaceas/thread/view/69916/?offset=60#to...
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jul 15, 2012 4:42 AM CST
I'm not so sure, either. I think eventually the cones develop those weird little tufts of green that grow up like flowers on flowers. I'd watch it for a while I think. At least until you're sure.
http://cubits.org/echinaceas/articles/view/426/

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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jul 15, 2012 5:54 AM CST
Just the petals seemed deformed on this one. It also has normal flowers on the same plant.
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jul 15, 2012 6:11 AM CST
Shrug!

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