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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - January 2nd, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new products today

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' (fountain grass)

Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ (fountain grass) £8.99
Position: full sun Soil: light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to September Flower colour: dark purple Other features: self-seeds freely; the flowers are useful for fresh or dried flower arrangements Hardiness: frost hardy (will need winter protection) Deep red to burgundy foliage with small, bristly red-purple flower spikes from July to September. This gorgeous ornamental grass looks great planted in a large clump where the flower spikes swaying in the breeze are a real eye catcher. For best results plant in a sunny spot in light moderately fertile, well-drained soil and shelter from extreme winter cold. Its highly recommended that this plant is bought in to a frost free place in winter. It has been awarded the prestigeous Award of Garden merit by the Royal Horticultural Society. Garden care: To halt the spread of the plant remove any unwanted self-sown seedlings as part of routine spring border maintenance. Deciduous in colder areas, it will need protection from winter cold and wet.

Veronica spicata Royal Candles ('Glory') (PBR) (speedwell)

Veronica spicata Royal Candles (‘Glory’) (PBR) (speedwell) £5.99
Position:full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to August Flower colour:deep blue-purple Hardiness: fully hardy Dense, slender spires of star-shaped, deep blue-purple flowers from June to August above hairy, toothed green leaves. This marvellous speedwell is guaranteed to create an impact at the front of a mixed or herbaceous border. To thrive it requires a well-drained soil as plants that become water logged over winter are unlikely to survive. Garden care: Remove faded flower-stems in autumn. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.