Common name: Coneflower Echinacea Julia

Height: 16-18 Inches
Spread: 12-16 Inches
Flower Color: Gold/Orange Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies Attracts songbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer Late summer
Looking for seasonal interest?: Attractive Seed Heads
How's your soil?: Poor Soil Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio Prairie Cottage Eclectic
 

Named for the glowing orange Julia Butterfly, the blossoms of this fantastic new coneflower mimics its namesake. 

‘Julia’ is from the same breeding lines as the new ‘Cleopatra’ Echinacea and is very similar in habit. 

Glowing tangerine orange, fragrant flowers with a deep copper cone 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 4” across—an incredibly large flower for such a compact plant. 

‘Julia’ will look fantastic in a pot at retail and it has a lovely cultivated look for today’s discriminating home gardeners.

Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.