Echinacea Butterfly 'Postman' is a fiery true red coneflower with burgundy-red cones.
'Postman' is a fiery true red Echinacea from the Butterfly Series with strong sturdy stems and beautiful glowing flowers with overlapping petals. Flowers will emerge red-orange, deepen to orange-red, and then deepen further to true hot red. All members of this series are named after species of butterfly. Echinacea in coastal BC should be planted in hot, dry, sunny spots with thin, average to poor soils for best overwintering. Elsewhere they love to be frozen solid all winter long.
Common Name: Coneflower
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Dry open woods, prairies and barrens.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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