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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - January 1st, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus just added this new item

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Ursula's Red' (Japanese painted fern)

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Ursula’s Red’ (Japanese painted fern) £9.99
Position: full or partial shade Soil: moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil Rate of growth: average Hardiness: fully hardy The newly emerging fronds of this beautiful fern has rich purple-bronze tones, which look like they have been sprinkled with silver dust. This two-tone effect creates a striking foliage contrast for mixed borders or woodland gardens. The purple colour becomes less pronounced as the fronds mature and they become greener with a silver dusting. still take on It also works well when used as low planting in a large pot and placed on a shady terrace. It is easy to grow in reliably moist soil where it will slowly form low-growing clumps. Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. In cold areas in late autumn protect the crown of the plant with a dry mulch of straw or bracken.