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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - September 27th, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these products

Tulipa 'Purple Jacket' (double late tulip bulbs)

Tulipa ‘Purple Jacket’ (double late tulip bulbs) was £4.99 now £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.

Agapanthus 'Loch Hope' (African lily)

Agapanthus ‘Loch Hope’ (African lily) was £9.99 now £7.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no. 3 compost for containers) Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to September Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need protection in winter) Clumps of strap-shaped grey-green foliage are topped with impressive clusters of deep blue trumpet-like blooms from midsummer to autumn. This towering hybrid form was raised at the Crown Estate in Windsor and is suitable for sunny borders and patio pots. It is also tolerant of salt-laden air, so will flourish in coastal settings. Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month from spring until the plant flowers. Towards the end of September ease back on the watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. In cold, exposed areas protect the crown of the plant with a deep, dry winter mulch.

Rudbeckia triloba (brown-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia triloba (brown-eyed Susan) was £8.99 now £7.99
Position: full sun Soil: moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to October Flower colour: golden yellow Hardiness: fully hardy This marvellous plant will give you lashings of sunny, daisly-like flowers from midsummer to mid- to late autumn. It’s perfect for adding late colour to mixed or herbaceous borders and is also sublime in a prairie-style setting, where it mixes easily with ornamental grasses. Noted for its abundance of flowers, it may be a little short-lived (2-3 years), so allow some of the seedlings to become established to ensure a continuous display. Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. Support with ring stakes or brushwood well before the flowers appear.