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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - April 17th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus just added these new products

Melica altissima 'Alba' (Siberian melic)

Melica altissima ‘Alba’ (Siberian melic) £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil:fertile, well-drained Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: May to June Hardiness: fully hardy An unassuming but beautiful grass that produces its airy sprays of white, grain-like flowers on slender stems that catch the slightest breeze. It flowers earlier than many of the other ornamental grasses and it blends effortlessly with many different perennials and ferns. Tactile as well as attractive, it will add softness to the planting scheme. Garden care:Cut down to the ground in early spring, before the new foliage appears.

Verbascum 'Clementine' (mullein)

Verbascum ‘Clementine’ (mullein) £6.99
Position: full sun Soil: poor, well-drained, alkaline soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to September Hardiness: fully hardy (but short-lived) Bred and selected by the National Collection holders of Verbascum, Vic Johnstone and Claire Wilson, ‘Clementine’ was first launched at the Hampton Court Flower Show in 2003. It is an elegant and architectural plant, which is said to be more reliably perennial than many of the other Verbascums. The brightly coloured flowers are held on well branching stems, and it makes a great addition to a mixed or herbaceous border. It will perform best in well-drained neutral or alkaline soil in sun or dappled shade. Garden care: Cut old flowering stems to ground level throughout the season to promote further flushes of flowers. Cut off dead or dying foliage from basal rosettes to allow good air circulation. Regularly pick off mullein moth caterpillars from the foliage to prevent very holey foliage!