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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - March 25th, 2016.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new items today

Tellima grandiflora  (fringe cups)

Tellima grandiflora (fringe cups) £6.99
Position: partial shade Soil: moist, humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: May to July Flower colour: white or greenish-white Hardiness: fully hardy Tall spikes of bell-shaped, white or greenish-white flowers appear from May to July above rosettes of hairy, scalloped, emerald-green leaves. Fringe cups make excellent semi-evergreen groundcover for a moist, shady shrub border or woodland garden. Best sheltered from cold, drying winds, they’re a particularly valuable choice for difficult areas of dry shade. Garden care: Remove the faded flower spikes once the plant has finished flowering. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or compost leaf mould around the base of the plant.

Asphodeline liburnica  (Jacob's rod)

Asphodeline liburnica (Jacob’s rod) £6.99
Position: full sun Soil: any well drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to July Hardiness: fully hardy An easy to grow perennial that has great architectural form. It is perfect for incorporating into gravel gardens or meadow style planting schemes. The narrow, bluish-green, grass-like foliage forms clumps from which leafy stems arise in early summer bearing dense spikes of pale yellow, star-shaped flowers. The overall impression is distictly upright, so it is good for adding vertical interest. Natives of Austria, Italy and the eastern Mediterranean, where they flourish in sunny, dry meadows. Garden care: Avoid overly damp soils, especially during the winter.