Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:08
These plants are a bit hit and miss since they cannot be checked after packing. Theoretically they are snug as a bug but it depends on healthy roots and at least one bud from which to grow.
I purposefully bought 15 Echinecea in January knowing there would be an element of fail. So far, mine have a survival rate of about 11, so I've lost a third so far and that's wrapping them in cotton wool
Planting out will probably incur more loss but no gardener can force a bunch of roots to grow if there's no bud or eye on them