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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - March 10th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these items today

Hibiscus syriacus Blue Chiffon ('Nowood3') (PBR) (Tree hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus Blue Chiffon (‘Nowood3′) (PBR) (Tree hollyhock) was £9.99 now £8.99
Position: full sun Soil: humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: August to October Hardiness: fully hardy Large, double, blue flowers with a neat swirl of smaller petals in the centre appear from August to October. This is an award winning tree hollyhock that makes an excellent specimen plant for a sheltered, sunny border. Unlike some of the older, double varieties it stands up particularly well to wind and rain. Garden care: To encourage a bushy habit prune young plants hard in late spring. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Once established it requires little if any regular pruning.

Hibiscus syriacus 'Woodbridge' (tree hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Woodbridge’ (tree hollyhock) was £9.99 now £8.99
Position: full sun Soil: humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: August to October Hardiness: fully hardy A late flowering shrub that comes into its own when others are looking tired, th is has large, trumpet-shaped, deep pink flowers 8cm (3in) across with red cent res from late summer to mid-autumn. The leaves are pretty too, three lobed, dar k green and very distinctive. This deciduous shrub has an exotic feel to it, bu t is just at home in a herbaceous border as it is in a tropical-style garden. I t is best planted in a sunny spot as it does need a long, hot summer to flower w ell. It has one limitation – the new foliage doesn’t appear until late spring. Garden care: To encourage a bushy habit prune young plants hard in late spring. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted gard en compost or manure around the base of the plant. Little or no pruning is need ed when established except to remove dead or diseased branches in late winter or early spring. In colder areas, shrubs might need a winter mulch.

Hibiscus syriacus White Chiffon ('Nowoodtwo') (PBR) (tree hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus White Chiffon (‘Nowoodtwo’) (PBR) (tree hollyhock) was £9.99 now £8.99
Position: full sun Soil: humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: August to October Flower colour: white Other features: lobed, dark green leaves Hardiness: fully hardy Large, single, white mallow-like flowers up to 12cm across with a lacy centre from August to October. This tree hollyhock is ideal towards the back of a sheltered, sunny border. Vigorous and easy-to-grow, it’s one of the best varieties for cooler areas of the country, since the petals stand up well to wind and rain. Garden care: To encourage a bushy habit prune young plants hard in late spring. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Once established it requires little if any regular pruning.

Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu' (tree hollyhock (syn. Blue Bird ))

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Oiseau Bleu’ (tree hollyhock (syn. Blue Bird )) was £9.99 now £8.99
Position: full sun Soil: humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: August to October Hardiness: fully hardy A late flowering shrub that comes into its own when others are looking tired, th is has large, trumpet-shaped, bright blue flowers 8cm (3in) across with red cent res from late summer to mid-autumn. The leaves are pretty too, three lobed, dar k green and very distinctive. This deciduous shrub has an exotic feel to it, bu t is just at home in a herbaceous border as it is in a tropical-style garden. I t is best planted in a sunny spot as it does need a long, hot summer to flower w ell. It has one limitation – the new foliage doesn’t appear until late spring. Garden care: To encourage a bushy habit prune young plants hard in late spring. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted gard en compost or manure around the base of the plant. Little or no pruning is need ed when established except to remove dead or diseased branches in late winter or early spring. In colder areas, shrubs might need a winter mulch.