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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - January 25th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus just added this new item

Lathyrus odoratus 'Mollie Rillstone' (spencer sweet pea Mollie Rillstone)

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Mollie Rillstone’ (spencer sweet pea Mollie Rillstone) £6.99
These sweet peas are autumn sown and grown in root trainers to promote longer deep roots. They have been grown under a cold polythene tunnel and we will despatch them as soon as they are ready to be planted outside. (See the dates above for the estimated despatch date) Position: full sun Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: June to September Flower colour: cream flushed with pink Other features: highly scented flowers Hardiness: hardy annual Each picotee petal has a creamy coloured base that becomes pinker towards the outer edges. The scent of the flowers is strong and delicious and the blooms are of exhibition quality. Mix it with rich pinks and plums or lilacs and purples for a great effect. Not just pretty to look at though, they will also act as a magnet for beneficial insects. Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter in the planting hole. To make sure you keep the plants in top condition spray regularly with a fungicide as all sweet peas are prone to mildew, and feed with a high potash fertiliser, such as Tomorite for plenty of flowers. Don’t forget to keep cutting the flowers so that you get plenty more!