Running Postman

Kennedia prostrata Open Pollinated

  • Perennial groundcover
  • Red pea-like flowers
  • Suitable for hanging baskets

Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

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'Running Postman' seeds

Kennedia prostrata

  • Perennial groundcover
  • Red pea-like flowers
  • Suitable for hanging baskets

A scrambling perennial groundcover with grey-green leaves and bright red pea-like flowers with yellow centres in spring and summer, followed by flat seed pods. Suitable to use as a groundcover, spilling over retaining walls or in hanging baskets. One plant will cover 1.5 to 2m. The flowers contain nectar and indigenous uses of this plant included boiling the leaves to make an aniseed-flavoured tea and using the vines as twine. Native to southeast and southwest Australia. Also known as 'Scarlet Runner', 'Scarlet Coral Pea' or by its indigenous name 'Kabin'.

Note: Seeds of many native plants are dormant and will not germinate until ideal environmental conditions are met. Follow instructions for pre-treatment and sowing, and be patient; some wild harvested seeds can take much longer to germinate than expected.

Seeds per gram: 55
Product code: A5-18

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring and autumn
Germination 15-30 days @ 18-22°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Half Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 80cm
Plant Height 10cm
Position Part or full sun, well drained soil

*Notes: Soak seeds in just-boiled water overnight before sowing, or use abrasion. Tip prune plants to keep compact.


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We do not deliver overseas.

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Parcel Delivery Capped rate of $8.99
Express Delivery $15.00

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(Calculated by weight)
Live Plants - Live plants Capped rate of $10.00

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.


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