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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - June 5th, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines at Crocus

Gillenia trifoliata (Bowman's root)

Gillenia trifoliata (Bowman’s root) £9.99
A pretty perennial that bears masses of irregularly star-shaped white flowers from late spring to late summer. In autumn the foliage turns fiery red and the winter seedheads are a bonus too. Ideal for growing as a cut flower. Position: partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil, neutral to slightly acidic soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to August Flower colour: white Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: Divide congested plants in spring or autumn. Protect young shoots from slug attack

Euphorbia palustris (spurge)

Euphorbia palustris (spurge) £5.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, well-drained. Will tolerate heavier soils Rate of Growth: fast-growing Flowering period: May to June Hardiness: fully hardy A herbaceous perennial with bright green leaves that radiate from delicately branched stems. In early summer, masses of soft, fresh, bright green flowers appear and last for several months. This lovely plant will brighten a sunny herbaceous border or the edges of a woo dland garden. In autumn the leaves fade to lovely shades of yellow and orange. Unlike many euphorbias, this one will tolerate heavier soils. Garden care: Plants may need staking. After flowering remove the faded flower-heads. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant.