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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - January 2nd, 2016.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these lines

Sisyrinchium striatum (sisyrinchium)

Sisyrinchium striatum (sisyrinchium) was £8.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun Soil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: June to July Flower colour: pale yellow Other features: self seeds freely Hardiness: fully hardy Slender spires of pale yellow flowers among clumps of iris-like, grey-green leaves. This summer-flowering perennial is perfect for a sunny herbaceous or mixed border. A good companion for grey and silver-leaved foliage plants, it performs best in well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Garden care: Lift and divide large colonies in spring. After flowering dead-head the faded blooms to prevent the plant from self-seeding.

Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' (lamb's ears)

Stachys byzantina ‘Silver Carpet’ (lamb’s ears) was £6.99 now £5.99
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil Rate of Growth: average Other features: silvery white leaves Hardiness: fully hardy Rosettes of silver, greyish white leaves provide an attractive, weed suppressing carpet for much of the year. This variety of ‘Lamb’s Ears’ rarely flowers and is an excellent, drought-tolerant groundcover or edging plant for a well-drained site in full sun. The foliage is a more intense shade of silver than flowering varieties of the plant. Garden care: Pick off and destroy any foliage that becomes infected by powdery mildew and treat the remaining leaves with fungicide. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.

Campanula lactiflora Avalanche = 'Camblo' (milky bellflower)

Campanula lactiflora Avalanche = ‘Camblo’ (milky bellflower) was £7.99 now £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: fully hardy Throughout summer, this classic cottage garden perennial, produces masses of large, bell-shaped white flowers that form in clusters on the upright stems. This is a reliable and easy to grow plant, that will reward you with a long season of interest, particularly if the spent flowers are cut back. This is a great plant, well deserving of a place in the border. Garden care: Protect the tender foliage from slugs and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant in spring. Stake with bamboo canes or brushwood in spring before the flowers appear.