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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - June 6th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these items today

Gladiolus italicus (gladiolus byzantinus)

Gladiolus italicus (gladiolus byzantinus) was £8.99 now £5.99
Position: full sun Soil: moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to June Hardiness: hardy (borderline) This is an unusual, late-spring flowering bulb which produces spikes of up to 20 funnel-shaped, magenta flowers. It looks stunning planted in groups among shrubs, where it will spread freely, or for providing vivid vertical accents among silver-leaved plants. The exotic-looking flowers also make lovely cut flowers. Garden care: Plant corms 10-16cm (4-6in) deep in autumn, on a bed of sharp sand to aid drainage.

Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fens Ruby' (cypress spurge)

Euphorbia cyparissias ‘Fens Ruby’ (cypress spurge) was £7.99 now £5.99
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 purple-flushed, lance-shaped leaves, which produce the best colour in a sunny spot. In early summer, rounded clusters of citrus-yellow 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.

Sisyrinchium californicum 'Yellowstone' (golden-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium californicum ‘Yellowstone’ (golden-eyed grass) was £7.99 now £5.99
Position: full sun Soil: poor to moderately fertile, reliably moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection) Cheerful, bright yellow, open star-like flowers above clumps of sword-shaped, grey-green leaves. This semi-evergreen, summer-flowering perennial is perfect for a sunny, rock or gravel garden. Best planted in well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil, although short-lived it self-seeds freely. Garden care: Lift and divide large colonies in spring. It self-seeds freely, so if you do not want it to spread too quickly, cut off the spent flowers before they set seed.

Iris 'Dreaming Yellow' (Siberian iris)

Iris ‘Dreaming Yellow’ (Siberian iris) was £8.99 now £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May and June Hardiness: fully hardy Creamy yellow petals with a stronger, greenish yellow base, form exquisite flowers, which top the upright stems in late spring and early summer. The foliage is attractive too, being slender and forming a good-sized clump. A classic for the cottage garden, its upright habit also adds structural interest when planted beside a flat expanse of water. Garden care: Plant in soil that has been improved with well-rotted manure or garden compost and do not allow to dry out, particularly as the plant is getting established. If planted in a container, it will need dividing and repotting every couple of years in spring. Dramatic, deep indigo-violet flowers in May and June and strap-like, grey-green leaves. The fragrant, almost-black flowers of this Siberian iris are perfect for a sunny, well-drained, contemporary or minimalist garden. To accentuate the effect try inter-planting large groups with light green grasses.

Plain saucer

Plain saucer was £17.99 now £15.99
These saucers are the perfect complement to the teracotta pot

Amelanchier lamarckii (June berry)

Amelanchier lamarckii (June berry) was £47.99 now £37.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: March to April Flower colour: white Other features: produces edible, purple-black fruit in June Hardiness: fully hardy Delicate, star-shaped, white flowers in March to April and bronze leaves maturing to dark green and then orange and red in autumn. Noted for its beautiful autumn leaf colour, this upright-stemmed shrub or tree is an ideal specimen plant for a shrub or mixed border in full sun or part-shade. This is a single-stemmed plant in a 10 litre pot, but they can be planted close together to create a multi-stemmed effect. Garden care: To train as a standard tree select the strongest, straightest stem, removing all of the laterals up to 0.6-1.5m (3-5ft) from the ground in winter. Alternatively, to train as a multi-stemmed tree remove stems that are growing too close together back to ground level.