Echinacea Leaf Marks

Asked June 22, 2019, 2:09 PM EDT

My Echinacea PowWow Wild Berry has leaf marks visible on the top of the leaves. I’m not sure what is happening to the plant or how to treat it. Can you help? Here are pictures of the plant, the top of a leaf, and the underside of the leaf. Thank you!

Baltimore County Maryland leafhopper echinacea flower

1 Response

This looks like leafhopper damage on the foliage in the leaft and middle photos. This is a sucking insect.
The right photo shows normal leaf growth.

Control is not recommended. The plant should be able to tolerate some minor insect feeding. See more on our website https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/leafhoppers-flowers

Marian