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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - September 3rd, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products at Crocus

hebe £7.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: poor or moderately fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July-OctoberHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)Deep purple flowers appear on short spikes from midsummer to late autumn, among masses of dark green, lance shaped leaves with red margins. Long-flowering, tough and easy to grow, this spreading, rounded, evergreen shrub will flourish in a wide range of conditions, and once established, is drought-tolerant, too. Plant it en masse along a fence or path, or to add structure to a mixed, sunny border, and underplant it with contrasting, drought-tolerant foliage plants such as Bergenia. The flowers are a magnet for bees and butterflies.Garden care: Needs minimal pruning. Remove misplaced or frost damaged branches in late spring.

coneflower £6.99
Position: full sunSoil: most soils, except vey dry or boggyRate of growth: average Flowering period: June to September Flower colour: vibrant orangeOther features: excellent cut-flowers; toothed, dark green leaves; attractive to butterflies and beesHardiness: fully hardyAn exciting new variety with vibrant orange, daisy-like flowers that have a prominent brown central cone and overlapping petals. This coneflower is very floriferous and the flowers have a beautiful honey-rose scent. An excellent plant that will look great in a hot border with other orange, red and yellow flowers. Like other coneflowers it can cope will with adverse weather conditions too.Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems to the ground.
dalmatian bellflower
dalmatian bellflower £6.49
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist, well-drained, fertile soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: July and AugustHardiness: fully hardySpreading mounds of deep purple, funnel-shaped flowers appear in July and August with heart-shaped to kidney-shaped, mid-green leaves that are retained all year. These low-growing Dalmatian bellflowers look wonderful cascading over a sunny, well-drained, rock garden or raised bed, used as edging or tucked in between paving stones or a dry-stone wall. This campanula is very vigorous, so it's best plant planted away from smaller, less competitive plants.Garden care: Protect the tender foliage from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. During the growing season water freely.</ul
red bistort
red bistort £5.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: any moist soilRate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: July to OctoberHardiness: fully hardyLong, slender spikes clustered with tiny, fluffy, crimson-red flowers rise from mid summer to early autumn above semi-evergreen, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves. This clump-forming, vigorous perennial has handsome foliage and quickly makes dense groundcover in sun or partial shade. Plant it in bold swathes to add vertical interest in the border right through till mid autumn and give it plenty of space. Persicaria does not like dry soil, so performs best in a bog garden or beside a pond. Bees and other insects love it too!Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in spring or autumn.