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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - November 3rd, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these items

Tulipa 'Burgundy Lace' (fringed tulip bulbs)

Tulipa ‘Burgundy Lace’ (fringed tulip bulbs) was £2.99 now £2.49
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May Flower colour: red Other features: excellent cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb size: 11/12 A wonderful tall tulip that is a really luscious shade of burgundy. It looks great when teamed up with other bruised tones, or just planted in great swathes throughout the border. The fringed petals give the flowers an interesting silhouette. 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.

Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen' (Turkestan onion bulbs)

Allium karataviense ‘Ivory Queen’ (Turkestan onion bulbs) was £3.99 now £2.99
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Hardiness: fully hardyAn unusual, low-growing ornamental onion, th is produces globes of star-shaped, white summer flowers cradled between tw o broad, grey-green, fleshy leaves. Despite its short stems, the flowerheads can reach the size of an orange. Its eyecatching used at the edge of a sunny border or gravel garden. Its also excellent used in dried flower arrangements. Garden care: Split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.

Allium 'Globemaster' (ornamental onion bulbs)

Allium ‘Globemaster’ (ornamental onion bulbs) was £4.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb size: 18/20 Largish 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, which help to mask the strap-like leaves, which fade by the time the flowers appear. Garden care: Enrich the soil with added compost and plant the bulbs 15cm deep. Space them at 25cm intervals to take full advantage of the big flower heads. Make sure the soil does not get too wet or waterlogged, and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.