Julia Coneflower

Julia Coneflower

Compact, Long-blooming, and So Beautiful!

Buy 3+ at $15.95 ea
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How we love the Butterfly Kisses series! Compact and bright, these Echinacea varieties are great for today's smaller gardens, bringing a lot of low maintenance beauty into any sunny spot!

And Julia may just be our favorite. After all, the rich deep orange of these petals is rare indeed, and there are SO MANY blooms all summer long! Named for a butterfly species (Dryas iulia), Julia is a treasure . . . not to mention a magnet for butterflies, bees, and even songbirds in the sunny garden.

Reaching only 15 to 18 inches tall and no more than 2 feet wide, Julia is truly container-ready! It is just as tough under environmental stress as Echinacea varieties twice and three times its size, and so colorful you won't believe how little space it really occupies! Cut or deadheaded the blooms quickly, and new buds will appear all the faster.

Give Julia a bit of pampering the first season while it finds its feet, then expect it to be very tolerant of heat, humidity, cold, and poor soil. All it really asks is sunshine and good soil drainage to grow and flower for years! Zones 5-9.

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?

Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).