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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - May 14th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New items added today at Crocus

catnip £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: deep violet to lilac-blueOther features: aromatic foliage, attractive to beesHardiness: fully hardyDeep violet to lilac-blue summer flowers and aromatic mid-green leaves. This violet-lilac catmint makes excellent, long-flowering, groundcover for a sunny border. Clipped back after the first flush in June, it flowers through to early autumn. Useful as an informal, scented edge for paths as, when trodden on, the foliage releases a pleasant aroma.Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in spring, replanting divided specimens with lots of well-rotted organic matter. If powdery mildew becomes a problem prune out the affected areas and treat the remaining plant with fungicide.

pheasant grass
pheasant grass £6.99
Position: full sunSoil: moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyA dramatic addition to the garden, this deciduous grass has tall, glaucous, arching leaves and produces masses of long, fluffy, silvery-white flowers in late summer. In autumn, the leaves and flowers mature to a beautiful buff colour. Use as a focal point in a mixed border or gravel garden, or to soften the lines of a building.Garden care: Cut down to the ground in late winter, before the new foliage appears.
carthusian pink
carthusian pink £6.49
Position: full sunSoil: well-drained, neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyA tall pink with small, single, magenta flowers above narrow, grassy green foliage. Hailing from the alpine meadows of central and southeast Europe with pretty pink  flowers throughout the summer, it thrives in dry, sunny sites and alkaline soils. Try it among ornamental grasses, or to bring cheery summer colour to a meadow. Deadheading regularly will help encourage more flowers.Garden care:  Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.