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New products at Blooming Direct

by John - May 1st, 2014.
Filed under: Blooming Direct, New Products.

New items at Blooming Direct

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit Mix' 12 plugs

Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit Mix’ 12 plugs £14.99
The World’s first wide colour rnaging seed-raised Echinacea, called ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ certainly evokes the warm, autumnal hues of the great plains and pariries of the USA. Winner of several European Trade Awards for excellence in new varieites, this gorgeous mix is uniquely first year flowering, and represents a tremendous value way to get on the Echinacea rend, so dominant in thew last few years. Echinaceas, or Coneflowers as they are also known, are classic daiy-like taller hardy perennials, much suited to a traditonal cottage garden style setting, yet equally atn home in drfit plantsinsg and gravel beds too, or just massed together in pots, you get great flowering performance, bee-friendly flowers and they come back year after year too.

Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy x 12 plugs

Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy x 12 plugs £12.99
A breeding breakthrough brings this stunning deep cherry red Rudbeckia. It grows in a large clump and produces a succession of spectacular blooms throughout the summer. These are great for cutting and irresistible to beneficial insects. Plants can be short lived but seed freely so can last in the garden for some time.

Hollyhock Halo Mix x 12 plugs

Hollyhock Halo Mix x 12 plugs £9.99
Many people choose Hollyhocks as the one plant that symbolises a traditional English cottage garden look – and now thanks to new British breeding, they are even more colourful, and long-lasting. Called ‘Halo’ because of the gorgeous contrasting two-tone darker eye, they add a new twist to these upstanding garden performers – adding height, grace, elegance and colour to Summer gardens with their huge almost 1.5M tall spires of single flowers. In a lovely pastel mix of creams, pinks, reds, and lavender shades to name a few, this really is a great garden addition. Grow at the back of borders, against hedges and fences, and anywhere they can show off their bold flower spikes to full effect, you will be delighted by their delicate flower tones.

Hardy Green Primula 'Francisca' - 6 plugs

Hardy Green Primula ‘Francisca’ – 6 plugs £9.99
For something very different, yet easy to grow and hardy, try Primula ‘Francisca’. It has unique lime-green ruffled flowers, with classic yellow eye. Actually a Polyanthus hybrid, it bears clusters of longer stemmed flowers that sit above the leaves, reaching 15cm or so tall, which reputedly keep for up to 3 weeks in a vase. Flowering in March and April, they herald the start of Spring, and are very hardy and robust, and look great dotted around in borders, or en masse in pots and planters, their zingy lime green seemingly brightening other colours around them.