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