ed dry. They are black/brown and less than 1/2 inch, never scattered, always all on one branch.
Look up army worm and see if that matches. If not, please re-submit your question with a picture or detailed description of the caterpillar and what plants they are eating. Here is info on army worms: https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com/trying-to-identify-a-catapillar-worm-on-echinachea-there-are-hundreds-of-them-on-one-leaf-at-a-time-until-it-is-completely-suck/#answerscroll
You might also contact your county extension service. They will know what is active in your area.
I have 2 groups of coneflowers, a red (salsa) and a white (milkshake). They are not upright. They were planted 2 seasons ago and lie down more than stand up. They are in a well prepped bed, full sun, behind a group of bearded iris. You really don't even know they exist. There is a knock-out rose behind them but it isn't shading them. the flowers are fine but they are only about 8" from the ground because the stalks are mostly on the ground. Last year I staked all of them and they didn't appreciate it. the flowerbed is watered well on a schedule. thx Alexa
It is very possible that they are overwatered. This will cause the flowers to lay over. Echinacea needs a good dry out in between waterings, and will not tolerate consistently moist soil very well.
This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/coneflower/growing-purple-coneflowers.htm
The leaf came from a plant that propagated itself in a vegetative manner in my garden, very close to where I planted an Echinacea plant last year. The plant never blossomed and seems to have survived the winter. Not only that, it has grown a number of daughter plants close-by. But the leaf appears too wide compared to other Echinacea leaves. Is it an Echinacea plant or some sort of weed mimicking the original plant? Thank you!
It does appear that it could be an Echinacea leaf. They get quite invasive in most areas, so you will likely find them in clusters!
This article will give you information on the types of Echinacea: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/coneflower/different-kinds-of-coneflower.htm
How much do we have to mycorrhizae fungi to be able to plant 3,200 echanicea plantsÉ Thank you, Diane
Make sure to follow all instruction based on acreage or volume of soil. This will give you the amount that you need to use.
I have purple, white, tomato soup, mango, cheyenne and others. Now many of them are all turning purple. Even my double papyaya is now a single purple cone flower. Can you help? Will they turn back to their colors next year? firstname.lastname@example.org
Your hybrids have most likely just not survived and the native Purple Coneflowers are hardy and self seed; continue spreading through the garden.
Most hybrids are sterile and will not self seed.
Have had the same issue in my own garden...all the new colored hybrids have died off as well. I've become just content with the purple shades and the birds and bees are happy as well.
My , spent, cone flowers have new growth coming out of the center of the flower. It is only on one plant and I have never seen this before. Is this unusual for this plant?
This could be a disease called Asters Yellow.
These articles will help you.
I don't know whether it is mealy bugs, but appears like there is confectioner's sugar type of powder (bugs) on the stems of my plants? I can wash it off with water hose, but it returns. How do I kill whatever this growth is please? I'm sure it is bugs. Does Neem oil work? Many thanks,
Mealy bugs can be a bit of a nuisance, can't they... There are a few things that you can do.
This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/mealybugs-control.htm