Echinacea 'Julia' PPAF

Deep, saturated orange blooms on a sturdy, compact plant.

Size 15-18” tall by 18-24” wide
USDA hardiness Zones 5(4)-9
Sun / Shade full sun
Soil moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests none known
Landscape use Borders, foundation plantings, small urban gardens, wildlife gardens, cutting gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness Julia is a strong plant that supports single, tangerine orange blooms. A compact, yet sturdy plant, this new selection will make the perfect 1 gallon plant or middle border mass. Named after a European butterfly of the same color, this new selection will brighten any garden spot.
Propagation Methods tissue culture, divisions
Bloom Time Early to mid June for 8 to 12 weeks

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

From the ever-evolving breeding program at AB Cultivars comes another superior single coneflower.  Named after a butterfly of the same name, Julia’s saturated, deep orange color is reminiscent of the wings of her namesake.  A bright and sunny addition to any garden, this compact, yet sturdy, well branched plant makes the perfect border or massing plant.  It’s also really great in a container of patio planting.

Single petaled coneflowers are simple, much more minimalist, and the birds and butterflies definitely prefer their cones to the doubles. Don’t get me wrong, they still feast on the seeds and nectar in the doubles, but they’ll go to the singles first every time.

Julia makes the perfect partner for our Campanula ‘Freya’ and other, coneflowers like Echinacea ‘Milkshake’ and ‘Southern Belle’.

Buy Julia here!

For Growers

Having trouble finishing the new hybrids in pots?  Here’s some useful growing information from Paul Westervelt of Saunder’s Brothers Nursery in VA.

http://www.greenhousegrower.com/video/plant-culture/v-echinacea-production-tips/