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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - September 24th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these items

Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye daisy)

Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye daisy) was £4.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun Soil: moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to August Flower colour: white Other features: toothed, dark green leaves, excellent informal cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Large, white, daisy-like flowers with yellow centres on long stalks. This native wildflower is commonly found growing in bold swathes on grassy banks and roadside verges from June to August. Perfect for naturalising in a sunny wildflower meadow. Garden care: Deadhead the spent blooms regularly to prolong flowering. Cut the stems back to ground level in late autumn and compost.

Campanula portenschlagiana (dalmatian bellflower)

Campanula portenschlagiana (dalmatian bellflower) was £5.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, well-drained, fertile soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: July and August Hardiness: fully hardy Spreading mounds of deep purple, funnel-shaped flowers appear in July and August with heart-shaped to kidney-shaped, mid-green leaves that are retained all year. These low-growing Dalmatian bellflowers look wonderful cascading over a sunny, well-drained, rock garden or raised bed, used as edging or tucked in between paving stones or a dry-stone wall. This campanula is very vigorous, so it’s best planted away from smaller, less competitive plants. Garden care: Protect the tender foliage from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. During the growing season water freely.

Ugni molinae 'Ka-Pow' (PBR) (Chilean guava)

Ugni molinae ‘Ka-Pow’ (PBR) (Chilean guava) was £24.99 now £14.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to June Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection) Chilean Guava is an attractive evergreen shrub that will make an unusual addition to the kitchen garden. In spring the branches are laden with nodding, lightly scented pink flowers, which are followed by aromatic rounded fruits that have a pear-like texture and a deliciously sweet flavour. Garden care: Plant in a sheltered border and provide protection from cold winds in winter. In early spring remove dead or badly-placed branches.