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New products at Van Meuwen

by Sarah - April 21st, 2016.
Filed under: Jersey Plants, New Products.

Van Meuwen has these new items today

Callistemon viminalis 'Hot Pink' - 1 callistemon plant in 9cm pot

Callistemon viminalis ‘Hot Pink’ – 1 callistemon plant in 9cm pot £11.25
Ideal for a sheltered corner outdoors, Callistemon viminalis ‘Hot Pink’ produces fascinating bottle-brush-like flowers in early summer in an eye-catching shade of bright pink. Brilliant as a specimen plant on the patio, this small evergreen shrub also makes a striking feature grown against a sheltered sunny wall, where it is hardy to -5°C (23°F). Once established, Callistemon viminalis requires little maintenance. Height: 1.5m (5’). Spread: 1m (3’). Supplied in a 9cm pot.Useful links:How to plant trees and shrubs

Broccoli Extra Early Purple Sprouting 'Rudolph' (Seeds) - 1 packet (100 broccoli seeds)

Broccoli Extra Early Purple Sprouting ‘Rudolph’ (Seeds) – 1 packet (100 broccoli seeds) £1.99
Broccoli ‘Rudolph’ is a purple sprouting broccoli plant boasting large quantities of delicious vegetables. However, what makes the hardy biennial most unique is its early crop: its spears can be harvested from January or February, depending on climate. To further increase Brassica oleracea’s durability, keen gardeners might want to try growing it alongside mint and nasturtiums. These plants will drive away flea beetles and cabbage white butterflies. Height: 90cm (2’11"). Spread: 60cm (2’).

Spring Onion 'Performer' (Seeds) - 1 packet (300 spring onion seeds)

Spring Onion ‘Performer’ (Seeds) – 1 packet (300 spring onion seeds) £1.99
Spring or Bunching Onions are arguably among the most underappreciated vegetables. From salads to stir fries, they can transform a range of culinary dishes, and this Scallion is no exception. Its green leaves and stems are upright and mild with no bulbs. Onion ‘Performer’, which is also known as Allium fistulosum, is a hardy perennial. This quality means that, in most gardens, it will grow almost all year, especially when coupled with mint to ward off onion fly. Height: 30cm (1’). Spread: 23cm (9").

Cornflower 'Black Ball' (Seeds) - 1 packet (100 cornflower seeds)

Cornflower ‘Black Ball’ (Seeds) – 1 packet (100 cornflower seeds) £1.99
Cornflower ‘Black Ball’ produces pincushion flowers in a rich milk-chocolate shade that looks almost black on cloudy days. Drifts of this annual cornflower serve a double purpose, adding drama to summer borders and wildlife gardens whilst attracting bees and butterflies. A tall Centaurea variety, Cornflower ‘Black Ball’ also makes an excellent cut flower. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Stocks Giant 'Perfection Mixed' (Seeds) - 1 packet (125 stocks seeds)

Stocks Giant ‘Perfection Mixed’ (Seeds) – 1 packet (125 stocks seeds) £1.99
Stock ‘Giant Perfection Mixed’ is an invaluable choice for summer bedding plants, producing a dense show of sweet-scented flower spikes. Deservedly popular for growing in beds and borders, Stock ‘Giant Perfection Mixed’ is also a lovely cut flower and makes magnificent plants for winter flowering in a cold greenhouse. Height 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Sunflower 'Topolino' (Seeds) - 1 packet (10 sunflower seeds)

Sunflower ‘Topolino’ (Seeds) – 1 packet (10 sunflower seeds) £1.99
Sunflower Topolino is unique in producing numerous bright yellow flowers with a distinctive dark centre, on dwarf plants with a branching habit. Fun and easy to grow, Sunflower Topolino provides a colourful display in containers or flower borders, and is a sure-fire winner with adults and children alike! Height: 40cm (16”).

Antirrhinum 'Bronze Dragon' (Seeds) - 1 packet (100 antirrhinum seeds)

Antirrhinum ‘Bronze Dragon’ (Seeds) – 1 packet (100 antirrhinum seeds) £1.99
Antirrhinum majus ‘Bronze Dragon’ is an eye-catching, bushy dwarf plant with just about the darkest foliage we have ever seen on an Antirrhinum! It’s almost as attractive before it flowers as when it’s smothered in its gorgeous, purple and white blooms. Bred by Thompson & Morgan, Antirrhinum majus ‘Bronze Dragon’ boasts very good rust resistance, and is truly outstanding in both borders and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).

Herb Basil 'Crimson King' (Seeds) - 1 packet (150 basil seeds)

Herb Basil ‘Crimson King’ (Seeds) – 1 packet (150 basil seeds) £1.99
Basil ‘Crimson King’ is so named for its unusual colour. The half-hardy annual’s leaves are unremarkable in shape, for they are traditionally cupped in appearance, but notable for their purple tone. This vibrant alternative to green basil is thus an excellent, ornamental herb while still performing well in terms of function and flavour. Ocimum basilicum grows vigorously, whether sown in a vegetable bed or on a windowsill, making it a practical way to spruce up salads, garnishes and other culinary creations even with limited garden space. Height: 45cm (1’6"). Spread: 30cm (1’).

Lettuce 'Mazur' (Seeds) - 1 packet (250 lettuce seeds)

Lettuce ‘Mazur’ (Seeds) – 1 packet (250 lettuce seeds) £1.99
Lettuce ‘Mazur’ is an exceptional plant, as proven by recent trials. The half-hardy annual’s leaves grow profusely throughout the summer. Their crunchy texture and voluminous shape make for a staple ingredient in salads as well as a great garnish and tasty addition to sandwiches. Moreover, Lactuca sativa does not succumb to tipburn or mildew, nor does it bolt, making it a great addition to any vegetable garden. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (1’).