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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - August 15th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these items today

Iris danfordiae (iris)

Iris danfordiae (iris) was £4.99 now £3.99
Delightful, deep yellow flowers with subtle greenish-yellow markings in February and March. These pretty dwarf irises are perfect for a well-drained, sunny site. Often shy to flower in the second and subsequent years, for the best results plant 10cm (4in) deep in early autumn and feed with a potash-rich fertiliser as soon as the buds appear. Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: February and March Flower colour: deep yellow Other features: narrow, square-sectioned, leaves; all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: Plant 10cm (4in) deep in naturalistic drifts in September or October in a well-drained, sunny site Goes well with: Hemerocallis ‘Gentle Shepherd’, Kniphofia ‘Percy’s Pride’, Eryngium variifolium, Alchemilla mollis, Paeonia lactiflora ‘Kelway’s Glorious’, Echinops ritro

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (coneflower)

Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ (coneflower) was £5.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to September Hardiness: fully hardy Large, deep reddish, daisy-like flowers with prominent dark orange centres are borne on stiff stems from July to September. The petals of this deep purple form of coneflower are more horizontal than the more popular species plant. It copes well with adverse weather conditions, has a long flowering season, and is attractive to bees and butterflies. A great choice for a sunny, well-drained, mixed or new perennial border. Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn, cut back all dead flower stems to the ground.

Allium 'Globemaster' (ornamental onion)

Allium ‘Globemaster’ (ornamental onion) was £9.99 now £6.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July Hardiness: fully hardy Large spherical flowerheads made up of numerous star-shaped, deep violet flowers appear in summer. The enormous flowerheads, measuring up to 15cm, look great in pots or borders where they can be seen in their full glory. They are also perfect for a sunny border, dotted in groups among ornamental grasses, or as part of a Mediterranean scheme. Alliums look best planted between medium-sized herbaceous plants that will help to mask the strap-like leaves, which fade by the time the flowers appear. Garden care: Avoid excessive moisture from late summer when dormant.