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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - December 20th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these items

Glebionis segetum (corn marigold (syn. Chrysanthemum segetum ))

Glebionis segetum (corn marigold (syn. Chrysanthemum segetum )) was £2.49 now £1.49
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to acidic soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to September Flower colour: yellow Hardiness: fully hardy Beautiful, yellow, daisy-like flowers appear in profusion on long, branching stems over a long period throughout the summer. Once a familiar sight in cornfields, they put on a magical display, especially when planted in large numbers. Perfect for naturalising in a sunny wildflower garden or herbaceous border, the flowers make pretty additions to the vase, but are also a valuable source of nectar for pollinators. Garden care: Sow directly onto a bed with freely draining soil that is not too nutrient-rich. Rake over the bed to break up any clumps and scatter the seeds before raking them in. Tamp down gently and water well until they start to grow. Thin out to 30cm intervals and keep the bed free of weeds until the plants have become established. Deadheading regularly will help to prolong the flowering season. Sow: March – April or August – October Flowering: June – September Approximate quantity: 30 seeds

Dipsacus fullonum (teasel)

Dipsacus fullonum (teasel) was £2.49 now £1.49
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile soil Rate of growth: average Flower colour: rosy-purple or white Other features: the seedheads are highly attractive to goldfinches; excellent for use in dried flower arrangements Hardiness: fully hardy This charming native teasel is perfect for a sunny wildflower border since the rosy-purple thistle-like flowers and ripening seedheads are a magnet for bees and goldfinches. By choosing these seeds you can help Landlife to protect existing wildflower areas and develop new sites where wildflowers can grow. Garden care: Gather flower-heads for use in dried flower arrangements from mid to late-summer before the seedheads begin to ripen. Sow: March – October Flowering: June – August Approximate quantity: 120 seeds.