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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - July 17th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new products today

Haws traditional metal watering can

Haws traditional metal watering can £44.99
A classically styled and hard-wearing watering can that will last for years. The body is made from heavy gauge steel, which has been hot-dipped in galvanised zinc to help prevent rust. The rich cream colour, brass rose and generous 4.5 litre (1 gallon) capacity, makes this a must-have item for both the novice and professional gardener. Holds up to 1 gallon of water (4.5 litres) Store in a dry place to increase expectancy of this heavy duty can.

Iris 'Blue Rhythm' (bearded iris)

Iris ‘Blue Rhythm’ (bearded iris) £8.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May and June Hardiness: fully hardy Luscious, lemon-scented, cornflower blue flowers with ruffled petals in May and June and sword-shaped, grey-green leaves, retained all year. This stately bearded iris looks lovely towards the front of a sunny, well- drained border among lavender or Russian sage. A popular, tall variety, it will need staking. Garden Care: Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil, incorporating a low nitrogen fertiliser in the planting hole. After planting remove the upper-most third of the leaves to protect against wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring. Divide and replant about every three years.

Heuchera 'Fire Chief (PBR)' (coral bells)

Heuchera ‘Fire Chief (PBR)’ (coral bells) £3.99
Position: partial shade Soil: fertile, moist or well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: fully hardy Vibrant red foliage, which takes on a darker hue as it matures, is crowned with pink-flushed flowers from late spring to midsummer. The flowers attract bees and will last up to two weeks after being cut and added to fresh arrangements. Garden care: Remove tatty foliage in autumn. Lift and divide clumps every couple of years in early autumn and replant with the crown just above the surface of the soil. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3 in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the crown of the plant in spring.

Agapanthus 'Glen Avon' (African lily)

Agapanthus ‘Glen Avon’ (African lily) £3.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no.3 compost for containers) Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to September Hardiness: half hardy (will need protection from frost in winter) Masses of bright blue, trumpet-shaped florets, each with darker stripes on the petals, form huge, rounded globes on top of the sturdy, upright stems. These create quite an impact above the evergreen foliage, and are excellent for adding structural interest to the border. Garden care: Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly from spring until flowering. In cold areas, protect the crown of the plant with a deep, dry mulch to protect them from hard frosts, or grow in a pot so they can be overwintered in an unheated greenhouse. Divide plants in spring. Divide plants that have become too big in spring, but remember you will often get more flowers when the roots are constricted.

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Goldrausch' (PBR) (daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Goldrausch’ (PBR) (daisy) £2.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately-fertile, moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to September Flower colour: creamy-yellow Hardiness: fully hardy Pale creamy-yellow, double flowers that have slender ray florets, surrounding a golden yellow center from mid summer, look luminous against the dark green, glossy foliage. The flowers last well after being cut too. Garden care: Cut the flowered stems back to ground level in autumn. Divide congested colonies in early spring or late summer.

Sphaeralcea 'Newleaze Coral' (Sphaeralcea Newleaze Coral)

Sphaeralcea ‘Newleaze Coral’ (Sphaeralcea Newleaze Coral) £2.49
Position: full sun Soil: moderately fertile, well drained, gravelly soil Rate of growth: fast Flowering period: June to August Flower colour: pinkish red Hardiness: frost hardy Fast growing and showy, this is a great plant for filling in gaps quickly. A sub-shrub from the mallow family, it produces masses of coral coloured flowers all summer long. Not quite fully hardy, it should be planted in a sheltered spot with protection from winter wet. Garden care: Water sparingly in winter a protect from hard frosts. Plants may need gentle staking in more exposed positions.