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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - March 6th, 2016.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines added today at Crocus

Scleranthus uniflorus 'Forest Green' (knawel moss)

Scleranthus uniflorus ‘Forest Green’ (knawel moss) £12.99
Position: full sun Soil: light, well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: frost hardy (may need some winter protection) This moss-like plant forms a creeping evergreen hummock that looks great spilling over the edges of a pot, but can also be used in alpine beds or sun-drenched gravel gardens. It is useful too for filling the gaps between rocks or paving slabs, or just softening some of the hard lines around the outer edges. Originally from New Zealand, it does produce tiny flowers in summer, but mainly it is grown for its fab foliage, and will become tolerant of drought once established. Garden care: Avoid overwatering, particularly during the colder months as this will help it withstand low temperatures.

Antirrhinum Pretty in Pink = 'Pmoore07' (PBR) (antirrhinum)

Antirrhinum Pretty in Pink = ‘Pmoore07’ (PBR) (antirrhinum) £8.99
Position: full sun Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: June to September Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter) This new perennial snapdragon has a really long flowering period, often producing its rich pink blooms all through summer and well into autumn if they are deadheaded regularly. The flowers are sought after by pollinating insects, and can last up to 2 weeks if cut for the vase. It does have a better resistance to fungal diseases than existing cultivars, but it can be short-lived. Having said that, if grown in a sunny spot with well drained soil it will usually last a few years. Garden Care: Avoid excessive winter wet and deadhead regularly (or cut for the vase) to prolong the flowering season.