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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - January 2nd, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced items at Crocus

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (false indigo)

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ (false indigo) was £9.99 now £8.99
Position: full sun Soil: deep, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June Other features: the flowers are followed by dark grey seed- pods; mid- to deep green leaves Hardiness: fully hardy A wonderful new hybrid from North Carolina Botanical Garden, it’s greyish violet pea-like flowers form in long spikes that are supported by near-black stems. This false indigo is perfect for a well-drained border or a dry, sunny bank as it will become drought tolerant once well established. Resist the temptation to cut the plant back in autumn as the seed-pods and slender stems look wonderful frosted in the winter garden. Garden care: Lift and divide large colonies in early spring

Akebia quinata (chocolate vine)

Akebia quinata (chocolate vine) was £19.99 now £17.99
Position: full sun Soil: moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: March to May Hardiness: fully hardy A very pretty climber, this has beautiful maroon-chocolate flowers which have an exotic spicy fragrance with a hint of vanilla, and appear in spring. They stand out against the bright green, three-lobed leaves, which have a purple tinge in winter. This unusual semi-evergreen climber is excellent for training against walls or up a pergola, and in a warm summer, large sausage-shaped fruit can form. Garden care: Prune back after flowering where necessary.