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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - July 31st, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus just added these new items

Ammi visnaga (bishop's weed)

Ammi visnaga (bishop’s weed) £7.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: any moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to September Flower colour: white Hardiness: hardy annual From amongst ethereal mounds of finely dissected foliage, slender stems arise in summer bearing beautiful clusters of small, white flowers. As these die off, attractive seedheads form, producing tiny fruits, which have been harvested and used in herbal medicines since Egyptian times. A native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East, this short-lived perennial or hardy annual creates a very soft effect in the border, and will self-seed in good conditions. Garden care: Resist cutting the seedheads back for as long as possible as they will remain interesting well into autumn.

Crocus chrysanthus var. fuscotinctus (species crocus)

Crocus chrysanthus var. fuscotinctus (species crocus) £2.99
Fragrant, lemon-yellow, goblet-shaped flowers with a bronze-green base and purple markings on the outer petals in February and March and slender, strap-shaped, dull green leaves. These scented spring-flowering crocuses are perfect for naturalising in a sunny, shrub border or lawn. For the best results plant in early autumn in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in a gritty, well-drained soil. Position: full sun Soil: gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: February and March Flower colour: lemon-yellow Other features: slender, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in September or October.