problem with echinacea plants

Asked June 17, 2020, 3:21 PM EDT

Hello it appears my echinacea plants have developed leaf curl. What would be my approach to help my plants? Thank you for your time. Xenia

Washington County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question, Xenia. If your plant is not having a water problem causing the curl, the plant probably has an infestation, most likely of aphids or whiteflies, which suck out the "juices" and the leaves then curl. You'll need to examine the plants closely to see if you can find these insects, both of which are relatively small. Could you please check them to see if you can find any? It would be helpful to have photos of the leaves, if you find no insects, so we can explore a different avenue. Thank you.