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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - June 13th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced price on items today at Crocus

scorpion weed
scorpion weed was £4.99 now £3.99
Position: full sunSoil: any, fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: June to September Flower colour: lavender-blueOther features: contact with the foliage may aggravate skin allergiesHardiness: hardy annualAn upright, annual plant, which is ideal for a wildlife-friendly planting scheme. The stems are clothed with finely cut leaves which have a fern-like quality, and in summer the tips are covered by domed clusters of small, lavender-blue or blue, bell-shaped flowers with very long stamens. These flowers are very rich in nectar, so attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects like a magnet. The fast growing foliage will help suppress weeds and makes an atrractive groundcover.Garden care: Easy to grow, if you do not want the plants to set seed, remove the spent flowers as they fade.

blanket flower
blanket flower was £6.99 now £5.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: deep wine redOther features: excellent and long-lasting cut flowersHardiness: fully hardyFlowering through the summer months and into autumn with regular deadheading, this is a vigorous seed raised variety of the North American blanket flower adding vibrant pools of colour in an herbaceous border or gravel garden. Good drainage and full sun keep this prairie and grassland plant compact and floriferous.Garden care: Cut down flowering stems in the autumn and mulch with straw or bracken to prevent the crowns getting wet. Large clumps can be divided carefully and replanted in late spring when the soil has warmed up. Autumn collected seed can be sown in spring for planting large areas.