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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - January 13th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products at Crocus

daphne £14.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soilRate of growth: slow-growingFlowering period: December to MarchHardiness: borderline hardinessClusters of small, sweetly scented, pale pink flowers open from purple-pink buds in December among lustrous, lance-sh lance-shaped, dark green leaves with yellow margins. The flowers are followed by spherical, red fruit. This evergreen shrub thrives in a sunny, sheltered position where its handsome, variegated foliage will brighten the winter garden. Try it at the edge of a mixed border or next to a path where its intoxicating fragrance can be appreciated.Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.

Foam flower
Foam flower £6.99
Position: partial or deep shadeSoil: cool, moist, humus-rich soilRate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: May to July Flower colour: creamy-whiteHardiness: fully hardyAttractive, deeply lobed leaves with a dark blotch in the centre make a great carpet of foliage throughout the summer. In late spring, slender stems rise up and hold spikes of tiny star-shaped, white flowers. This is a brilliant plant for covering the ground in a shady spot – plant it in large numbers for best effect.Garden care: Removing the faded blooms regularly will prolong flowering and encourage more to come. Cut back and compost the spent flower stems in autumn and apply a dry mulch around the crown of the plant to protect against frost damage