Echinacea Julia
Echinacea 'Julia' photo courtesy of AB Cultivars

Coneflower

Echinacea 'Julia' has glowing tangerine orange, single flowers with deep copper cones. The flowers are produced on very strong, well-branched stems above a stocky clump of compact, deep green foliage. As the flowers broaden and age, they lighten a bit to golden orange. These impressive flowers with horizontally held petals measure a full 10cm across, an incredibly large flower for such a compact plant.

  • Height: 41 - 46 cm (16 - 18 in)
  • Spread: 30 - 41 cm (12 - 16 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: summer to fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: orange
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies and bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Coneflowers are the ideal perennial for hot sunny sites. Plant them in shade and they will flop and produce very few flowers. Loamy, well drained soil is ideal to produce the best bloom and winter hardiness. Heavy soils can lead to winter rot. Leave the seed heads to stand for winter food for finches and other birds.

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