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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - October 30th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products at Crocus

Senecio polyodon (senecio)

Senecio polyodon (senecio) £4.99
Position: full sun Soil: tolerates most well-drained soils Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to September Flower colour: pink, purple, magenta or violet Hardiness: fully hardy A native of South Africa where it is found growing in sunny grassland, this deciduous plant does best in a sunny spot with well drained soils, where it will form a vigorous, long-flowering carpet of colour throughout summer. Forming a basal rosette of leaves, it sends up sprays of daisy-like pink, magenta, violet or pink coloured flowers with yellow centres from late spring to autumn. When happily settled, it may self-seed and produce new plants. Garden care: Try to avoid excessive winter wet and dead-head if you dont want it to spread.

Gladiolus byzantinus (gladiolus bulbs)

Gladiolus byzantinus (gladiolus bulbs) £3.99
Position: full sun Soil: moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to June Hardiness: hardy (borderline) Bulb size: 8/10 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.

Tulipa 'Purple Jacket' (double late tulip bulbs)

Tulipa ‘Purple Jacket’ (double late tulip bulbs) £2.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: April to May Flower colour: pinkish purple Other features: excellent cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb size: 12+ Big, blousy blooms that are made up of many purple petals, seem to last for ages on top of their sturdy upright stems. A magnificent addition to the spring bedding display, they will blend well with most shades of pink, purple and blue. Garden care: From September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.