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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - September 19th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New product at Crocus

Campanula lactiflora 'Pritchard's Variety' (milky bellflower)

Campanula lactiflora ‘Pritchard’s Variety’ (milky bellflower) £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: June to September Hardiness: fully hardy Upright leafy stems are topped with showy clusters of violet-blue, trumpet-shaped flowers from midsummer to early autumn. A cottage favourite that is ideal for adding height to the border, it looks wonderful when planted next to old-fashioned roses. Garden care: Protect the tender foliage from slugs and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant in spring. Stake with bamboo canes or brushwood in spring before the flowers appear.