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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - June 11th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines today at Crocus

flowering dogwood
flowering dogwood £59.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to acid soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May to JuneHardiness: fully hardyRecently hybridised in the US by Dr. E Orton, this new dogwood is the result of crossing Cornus nuttallii and Cornus kousa var. chinensis. The result is a beautiful small tree that is very tough and undemanding, has good drought tolerance and a high resistance to diseases. Its most striking feature however is the size of its creamy white bracts, which appear for several weeks from mid to late May. These are extremely large and can grow up to 15cm across, which creates a spectacular show, especially as they are usually produced in large numbers once the plant has become established. On more mature plants, these ‘flowers’ may be followed by large, strawberry-like fruits. This tree has the added bonus of providing spectacular autumn colour, when the large, glossy green leaves take on rich shades of yellow, orange and purple. Its compact habit and many interesting features make it a stunning focal point in a smaller garden.Garden care: Incorporate a good amount of well-rotted leafmould when planting. Requires minimal pruning.

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himalayan blue poppy
himalayan blue poppy £7.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus rich, moist, well drained, neutral to slightly acid soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: JuneFlower colour: bright blueOther features: toothed, hairy, bluish green leavesHardiness: fully hardySpectacular, saucer shaped, bright blue flowers with golden centres in early summer above rosettes of toothed, hairy, bluish green leaves. This elusive Himalayan blue poppy looks lovely growing in a shady woodland setting. It is short-lived perennial and unless planted in moist soil can die after flowering, though it usually does produce several crowns around the parent plant which will bloom the following year.Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes or brushwood before the flowers appear. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of bark chippings, well-rotted leaf mould or composted pine needles around the base of the plant in spring.