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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - May 20th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus just added these new products

Freesia Zest
Freesia Zest £32.99
Freesias are always popular and this is a favourite in the office. It has a beguiling fragrance and there is something joyful about the way the bright spring colours are complimented with lime green Bupleurum, lush green Salal tips and spikes of Beargrass.What you get for your money28 mixed freesias4 Buplerum5 Salal leaves1 bunch of Bear GrassOrders will be delivered between 8am and 8pm.What if we run out (click here)

Hyacinth and Rose Bouquet
Hyacinth and Rose Bouquet £29.99
These Spring Hyacinths are grown in Holland and will fill the room with beautiful scent for more than 2 weeks. The exceptional blue colour is accentuated by a collar of snow white Avalanche roses and framed with rolled Aspidistra leaves for a perfect finish.What you get for your money5 Blue hyacinths6 Large headed white ‘Avalanche’ roses3 Aspidistra leavesOrders will be delivered between 8am and 8pm.What if we run out (click here)
camellia £14.99
Position: partial shade (but not east-facing)Soil: moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil (or ericaceous compost for container-grown specimens)Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: February to MayHardiness: fully hardyAn exceptionally long-flowering camellia that produces large, semi-double, soft pink, saucer-shaped flowers from February to May among glossy, bright green leaves. In partial shade the flowers of this popular, evergreen shrub are longer-lasting and less likely to fade. Compact and upright in shape, it’s perfect for growing in a large patio container or for creating an informal, flowering screen.Garden care: To prevent damage to the emerging buds and flowers protect from cold, dry winds and early morning sun. Water established plants in dry weather to prevent bud drop. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June. Top-dress annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mould. After flowering lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the appearance of the plant. 
Californian lilac
Californian lilac £11.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: vigorousFlowering period: April to JuneHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)In mid-spring, this spreading, evergreen shrub is an arresting sight, smothered in dense clusters of dark blue flowers. It makes a superb specimen plant for a south or west-facing border among spring-flowering bulbs, and when has finished flowering, provides an excellent foil for later-flowering deciduous shrubs and perennials. It needs a protected site, as the deeply veined, dark green leaves are easily scorched by cold, drying winds.Garden care: Each year after the plant has flowered reduce the shoots by one third and apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant.
Siberian iris
Siberian iris £7.49
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to slightly acid soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May and JuneHardiness: fully hardyVelvety, violet flowers with veined yellow throats appear in May and June among bright green, slender, strappy leaves. Like all Siberian flag irises, this is a clump forming plant that needs space to spread out and prefers a moist, neutral to slightly acid soil in sun or partial shade. It looks best planted in bold drift beside water and allowed to naturalise and is particularly useful on difficult banks where it will help to prevent erosion and over time will form large clumps. It can also be planted in a pot as a marginal plant for a pond.Garden care: Plant in soil that has been improved with well-rotted manure or garden compost and do not allow to dry out, particularly as the plant is getting established. If planted in a container, it will need dividing and repotting every couple of years in spring.
coneflower £5.99
Position: full sunSoil: most soils, except very dry or boggyRate of growth: average Flowering period: June to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyPinky-red ray florets form a horizontal ruff around a prominent orange-brown cone of disc florets on these decorative flowerheads. Appearing for a long period from midsummer to mid autumn, they associate well with grasses.Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems to the ground. Coneflowers benefit from a spring or autumn mulch with well-rotted compost.