Echinacea 'Postman'
Echinacea 'Postman'
Echinacea 'Postman'
Echinacea 'Postman'
Echinacea 'Postman'
Echinacea 'Postman'
Echinacea 'Postman'
Echinacea 'Postman'
Echinacea 'Postman'

Echinacea 'Postman'

"Coneflower"

Echinacea 'Postman'

1 bare root — £4.45

Order today, receive in May/early June
i
Delivery schedule

Orders placed before 1 March 2024
You can expect your order in March 2024

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
You can expect your order in March/April 2024

Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

Free delivery on UK orders over £50
i
Shipping to the UK

UK orders over £50
Free shipping

UK orders under £50
£4.99

Northern Ireland orders under £50
£5.99

More info

44,000+ customers rate us 4.8/5
i
Reviews

Reviews.io      4.8   (28,866 reviews)

Trustpilot        4.7     (7,688 reviews)

Google           4.8     (8,011 reviews)

Shopify Planet
All deliveries are carbon neutral
i
Shopify Planet
Carbon neutral delivery

In cooperation with Shopify Planet and the Shopify Sustainability Fund, we are proud to be the first plant and flower bulb supplier able to:

— Ship carbon neutral;
— Remove atmospheric carbon;
— Store carbon for 1000+ years;
— Invest in reforestation;
— Invest in soil carbon storage.

How? Every time we ship an order, Shopify Planet automatically calculates our shipping emissions, and ensures high-quality carbon removal to neutralise our shipping footprint. Learn more

Description

Pillar-box red is not a common colour for coneflowers, which is what makes Echinacea 'Postman' so unique. To add a little extra sovereignty there’s even a slight hint of a gold on those elegant downward petals, along with a big bronze-hued cone in the centre of each flower. This variety is fairly short and stocky, strong and usually self supporting, making it a good choice for towards the front of a border. Like most postmen, this perennial is hardy, reliable, resilient and will keep going in all weathers!

The toasty red colouring of Echinacea 'Postman' combines well with other warm colours, such as orange and yellow. For an eye -popping contrast, pair it with purple or blue, such as Verbena 'Lollipop' or Geranium 'Rozanne'. Expect bees and butterflies to visit, because they love these nectar-rich blooms! Coneflowers love to be planted in a sunny spot where they will grow back every year, eventually establishing a generous clump which produces more stems each time.

This fiery flower is a real showstopper! Echinacea 'Postman' is a perennial coneflower with true red blooms and a central brown cone that is sure to garner attention. The slightly drooping ray petals make it all the more eye-catching, especially when it's planted en masse in the border or in a container display. Echinacea 'Postman' blooms for a long time, so you can enjoy the vibrant colours for weeks! It's the perfect way to add a splash of colour to any garden.

Plant Echinacea 'Postman' in a spot in sun where it can easily be seen. Note that it is around 50cm tall and will bush out as it gradually forms a wider clump over the years. It’s a gem in a mixed border with other summer flowering perennials and easily combines with most colours. You can create a really bright display, or go for a more muted, hazy look by planting these coneflowers with ornamental grasses.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Echinacea 'Postman' ('Post301'ᴾᴮᴿ) (Butterfly Series)

  • Flower colour

    Red

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    12 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens
    Pots

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Echinacea 'Postman' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Coneflower" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

Perennials in 1 minute

The beauty of perennial plants doesn’t just lie in their long-lasting flowers and sturdy, resilient nature, but it’s their sheer determination to keep on coming back stronger every year —in year one they’re good, but in future years they’re even better!

We ♥ our planet

We reduce waste by using recyclable packaging whenever we are able.

World class bulbs

We cooperate with the best growers to supply world class bulbs and plants.

We've got your back

Excellent customer care: Our service is rated 4.8 out of 5 by our customers.

Spoilt for choice

Biggest ever selection of
flower bulbs and plants online. Lots of exclusive varieties.

Size matters

You can expect top size flower bulbs and bare-root plants. Always.