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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - June 23rd, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these products today

rose campion
rose campion was £6.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to AugustFlower colour: magenta pink flushd with whiteHardiness: fully hardyDazzling, disc shaped, magenta pink flowers which fade to white at the centre and have pinkish-purple veining, appear on slender, branching stems in late summer above clumps of down-covered, silvery leaves. This cultivar was collected by the MESE expedition (Alpine Garden Society expedition to Macedonia and Epiros) in 1999. It is an ideal plant for the middle of a sunny, well drained border and if the spent blooms are dead-headed regularly, it will prolong the flowering period. It is usually longer lived than many of the other rose campions, especially when it is grown in a gritty soil.Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant in early-spring. Cut back the faded flowerheads in late autumn after they have released their seed.It is worth keeping in mind that these plants are short lived perennials or bi-ennial, so although they usually self-seed freely, the plant will only live for a couple of years.

yarrow gilia
yarrow gilia was £6.99 now £4.99
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.
drooping coneflower
drooping coneflower was £6.99 now £4.99
Position: full sunSoil: well drained neutral to slightly alkalineRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: yellowOther Features: flowers are good for cuttingHardiness: hardy annualGrown for their unusual yellow flowers which have long column-like centres, these plants will thrive in hot, dry spots where most others would fade.Strictly speaking they are perennial, but are more usually biennial, and often treated as an annual and replaced every year. They will put on a really good summer display in the border, and the flowers can also be cut and brought indoors to bring a naturalised touch to a vase.Garden care: Avoid overwatering and stake if grown in exposed areas. Apply a generous layer of mulch around the base in autumn if you would like to try to keep it for another year.
tobacco plant
tobacco plant was £5.99 now £4.99
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)
spider flower
spider flower was £5.99 now £4.99
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