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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - August 24th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New product at Crocus

Ballota pseudodictamnus (Ballota)

Ballota pseudodictamnus (Ballota) £7.99
Position: full sun Soil: poor, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May and June Flower colour: white or pinkish-white Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline) Whorls of white or pink-tinted flowers appear in May and June above the mounds of yellow-flushed grey-green leaves. This upright, woolly-stemmed subshrub looks great in a sunny, well-drained gravel garden, surrounded by other drought-loving plants. Closely related to the ‘false dittany’ traditionally used for lighting oil-lamps in Crete, it may not survive in areas with cold, wet winters. Garden care: Cut back in early spring to retain a neat, compact shape. Avoid overwatering, particularly in winter.