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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - May 14th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines at Crocus

Pelargonium tomentosum (scented-leaved pelargonium)

Pelargonium tomentosum (scented-leaved pelargonium) £17.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast growing Flowering period: May to November Flower colour: white Other features: scented, variegated foliage Hardiness: tender Grown mainly for the large leaves, which have a super-soft and velvety texture, which is irresistible to the touch – and when you do, they emit a strong, peppermint scent. It is a wonderful addition to sensory gardens, windowboxes and potted displays, or anywhere else you might brush up against them. The white flowers, which appear throughout summer and autumn are also pretty. This is available as a collection of three plants. They will be dispatched directly from our specialist grower of rarer pelargoniums and will be sent out in 6.5 cm peat pots. Garden care: As soon as you receive the plants you will need to pot them up into larger pots straight away. Water when necessary, but let the soil get reasonably dry in between to avoid overly wet conditions. If you want more flowers, then feed your plants once a week with a weak solution of a potash-rich liquid fertiliser, such as Tomorite. Deadheading the spent flowers will also encourage more to form.

Euphorbia cyparissias 'Orange Man' (cypress spurge)

Euphorbia cyparissias ‘Orange Man’ (cypress spurge) £8.99
Position: full sun Soil: light, well-drained garden soil Rate of growth: vigorous Flowering period: May to July Hardiness: fully hardy Upright stems are strung with whorls of green lance-shaped leaves. In early summer, rounded clusters of citrus-orange flowerheads appear above the foliage. This is a gorgeous, deciduous, spreading perennial that looks great planted towards the front of a sunny border or as part of a Mediterranean scheme. It also makes excellent ground cover. It can run amok if left unattended though so make sure to deadhead before it sets seed and that unwanted seedlings are removed promptly. Garden care: When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant.