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New products at Crocus

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

New lines at Crocus

yarrow gilia
yarrow gilia £6.99
Position: full sunSoil: well-drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: May to July Flower colour: violet blueHardiness: hardy annual A native wildflower of open meadows in California and Mexico, this gorgeous annual is really quite showy when planted in bold swathes. The green, filigree foliage occasionally takes on reddish tints and forms a low carpet from which tall flowerspikes emerge. These upright stems are topped with tight, fan-shaped clusters of tubular violet blue flowers from late spring to summer.Garden care: An easy to grow plant, which require little care in a well drained, sunny spot.

spider flower
spider flower £5.99
Position: full sunSoil: light, fertile, free-draining, preferably sandy soil (or loam-based potting compost for container-grown specimens)Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to August Flower colour: pure whiteOther features: excellent cut-flowersHardiness: tenderSpiral sprays of scented, pure white summer flowers held above clumps of palm-shaped, fresh green leaves. This elegant, pure white, spider flower is perfect towards the back of a sunny, well-drained border. A tender plant from South America, where temperatures fall below 4°C (40°F) it’s best grown in a cool greenhouse.Garden care: Water freely during dry spells and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering
tobacco plant
tobacco plant £5.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: white fading to shades of pinkOther Features: contact with the foliage may cause skin irritationHardiness: half hardy annual Often grown as a perennial in warmer climates, in the UK it should be treated as an annual to add oomph to your summer bedding display. The small flowers appear in early summer a creamy white and gradually fade to pink and darken as they mature to a deeper rose. As you will usually have young and old flowers on the plant at the same time it creates a glorious, multi-coloured effect.Garden care: Keep the soil or compost moist by watering regularly during dry spells and feed with a balanced fertiliser every fourteen days. Although usually grown as an annual, plants that are protected with a dry mulch may survive mild winters where temperatures only occasionally fall below -5°C (23°F)