Butterfly™ Julia Coneflower

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Part of the Butterfly™ Series of Coneflower, the Julia Coneflower (Echinacea x 'Julia') is a hardy, compact Coneflower with long-lasting, bright orange blooms! Julia is exceptional in both its saturated color and tidy form. A sturdy plant, Julia has strong stems to support its dozens of 4-inch blooms and all the bees and butterflies that will be visiting these radiant landing pads!

It begins flowering in early summer and keeps on going through late summer, but if you deadhead, the flowers keep popping until frost. The bright orange, single flowers boast a large dark-copper cone that is raised and spikey. The contrast is superb and sure to create a blazing spectacle of color wherever you plant it in your yard! As the flowers age, they transform into a golden orange, providing a little added variety to their color palette.

Backed by a flush of green foliage that looks great all growing season long, these hardy perennials grow throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 9. Just 1-2 feet tall and wide, these dwarf Coneflowers more than makeup for their size by means of sheer color!

Planting and Application:

Place a few of these outstanding orange blossoms in your cutting or wildlife garden for a brilliant spectacle that gives back to its environment! This high-impact color is a must-have for along walkways and paths, or as edging along the fronts of garden beds! Julia's compact nature makes it a perfect choice for those small spots in your yard where you'd like a lot of color but thought you didn't have the room.

Urban courtyards gain modern fresh color, and Rock Gardens get a vivid boost. Try pairing Julia with hot pinks, deep yellows, and fiery reds in an upscale Courtyard, Cottage garden, or mixed Perennial border! She will make a wonderful cut flower for your kitchen table, so you can bring some of its bright radiance indoors as well!

Julia is also lovely in patio containers, porch pots around the pool, or any sunny area where you need a splash of color! Not only will butterflies and other pollinators frequent your yard in the summer, but the birds will love you too in the fall. Leave some flowers to dry in the fall, and your songbirds will flock to the tasty seeds for winter sustenance. Even though many creatures love it, deer will leave it alone.

  • Vibrant Saturated Orange Blooms
  • Short & Compact Smaller Perennial
  • Blooms Summer Til Frost
  • Pollinator, Bird & Bouquet-Friendly
  • Space-Saving Containers, Sun Gardens, Bed & Borders & Bright Edging

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Coneflowers in full sun for the strongest stems and the most flowers, choosing a well-drained area to keep their roots from sitting in soggy ground. Coneflowers become very drought tolerant once established, even tolerating clay soils, just as long as they drain. Use Nature Hills Root Booster when planting to give your plants the micronutrients and beneficial soil amendments they need.

During the first season, please pay close attention to watering. But you'll get more blooms over the growing season with a regular schedule of supplemental water, especially in containers. Once these herbaceous Perennials are well-established, Coneflowers become waterwise. Provide a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch to help protect plants in the harshest locations.

Deadhead the blooms after they fade for rebloom, but leave the last blooms of the season standing for birds and interest. In late autumn, prune back within an inch of the ground. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded about every 3-5 years.

Julia is drought, heat and humidity tolerant as well as pest and disease-resistant. It is quite simply one tough little plant!

  • Easy To Grow in Full Sun
  • Most Well-Drained Soil & Clay Soil Tolerant
  • Moderate to Low Moisture - Drought & Heat Tolerant
  • Deadhead For Rebloom & Prune Early Fall
  • Deer Resistant, Cold, Drought & Heat Tolerant

Your Julia Coneflower was named after a Dryas iulia butterfly of the same shade of bright orange color, and butterflies certainly love it! Julia would be a superb choice for almost any space in your garden. Strong and prolific, Julia Echinacea are sure to be a stand-out in your landscape this year. Now at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Butterfly™ Julia Coneflower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Echinacea x 'Julia'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 2 Feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deep Orange
Foliage Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn