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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - September 4th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new items today

Freesia 'Single Mixed' (freesia bulbs)

Freesia ‘Single Mixed’ (freesia bulbs) £4.99
Position: full sun Soil: moist, well-drained soil or loam-based potting compost such as John Innes No2 Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to August Flower colour: white, yellow, red, purple Other features: excellent cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Pretty fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers are held in dense racemes at the end of arching, branched stems. Corms planted in spring will stunning flowers in summer. They look superb planted in a mix border or just en masse in pots on the patio. Garden care: In spring, plant 8cm (3in) deep in soil in full sun. After flower buds appear, water regularly and feed with a liquid fertiliser every week. After flowering, reduce the watering until the corms are dry, then store in a frost-free place until planting for next year

Chionodoxa 'Pink Giant' (glory of the snow bulbs)

Chionodoxa ‘Pink Giant’ (glory of the snow bulbs) £3.99
Position: full sun Soil: any well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: February and March Flower colour: pink Other features: slender, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves Hardiness: fully hardy Sprays of tiny, star-shaped pink flowers in February and March and slender, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves. These versatile and easy-to-grow bulbs are ideal for a sunny, well-drained rock garden or for naturalising under deciduous shrubs and trees. Garden care: Plant bulbs in bold drifts 8cm (3in) deep in September in naturalistic drifts.

Tulipa 'Hot Pants' (bulb of the year 2013 - tulip bulbs)

Tulipa ‘Hot Pants’ (bulb of the year 2013 – tulip bulbs) £2.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May Flower colour: purple and white Other features: excellent cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb size: 11/12 Bulb of the year 2013. The bicoloured hot purple and white flowers vary in colour as they age giving a gently changing display. Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.