Echinacea Julia Description
Echinacea Julia brings over 3+ months of giant 4" vibrant orange flowers with a spicy fragrance!
This crowd-pleasing coneflower blooms up to 3 months in the garden. At only 18" tall you can tuck this energetic orange anywhere with limited space, in front of the border or add this zesty color to container gardening!
The striking single tangerine blooms on Julia Coneflower begin in early summer and extend well into the season attracting butterflies and bees. It makes for a spectacular cut flower arrangement lasting up to 2 weeks in a vase.
Named for the butterfly, Dryas iulia, Julia's saturated, deep orange color is reminiscent of the wings of her namesake.
This new Echinacea makes for an ideal addition a perennial garden with its no fuss requirements.
This easy care perennial is disease, drought, & heat tolerant. Coneflowers are some of the BEST perennials that tolerate a wide range of soils from sandy to clay. You can't imagine a better perennial than that!
Perfect companion to long-blooming KnockOut Roses, drought-proof Sedums,
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Blooming
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18" x 18"
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Border, Cottage Gardening, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen, Wildflower
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Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Average to sandy soil. They do best in soil that is high in organic matter, and well drained.
Light: Full sun -- Plant them in a spot that gets at least 5 hours of full sun a day. They will tolerate partial shade, but plants may flop or strain to reach the sun.
Water : Average -- Water regularly the first season to encourage good root growth. Coneflowers are often listed as drought tolerant, and though they do handle the heat of summer very well once established, they will do much better with regular watering.
Spacing: 16 - 22 inches
Fertilizing: Over fertilizing will cause spindly growth, so keep Echinacea on a lean diet – fertilize once in the spring with an organic fertilizer.
Winterizing: Avoid damp spots and heavy mulching over crowns in winter. Winter moisture can cause fungus or rot. Leave the foliage standing for winter, (birds enjoy the seed heads), and trim back or remove spent foliage in early spring before new growth emerges.
Maintenance & Pruning: Once planted, they are best left alone, as they do not transplant well. They are prolific bloomers and snipping off the spent blooms will keep them blooming. Luckily each flower remains in bloom for several weeks. First season after transplant, just enjoy your newly planted Echinacea flowers all summer and then clip off all flowers at the end of August. If the plant starts to form new buds in September clip these off before they open. Leave the plant in place all fall – don't cut it down in your fall cleanup. Given this treatment the first season your plants will build a strong root system that will promote hardy, robust growth for years to come. After the first year you can deadhead throughout the growing season, allowing the plant to flower in the fall.
ReviewsWrite a reviewBeautful ConeflowersJudy W. | May 31, 2016This is to let you know my beautiful plants have arrived and been planted- I just wanted tell you how extremely pleased I was with what was shipped- what healthy looking plants! I can’t wait to see them blooming. Thank you again and I will keep your company in mind for my future garden needs and, I plan to share this information with my friends and family what great product!