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Anemone blanda ’lngramii’- plants for windowboxes
Anemone blanda 'lngramii'
Clump-forming tuberous perennial with irregularly lobed leaves and deep blue, daisylke, flowers.
Height & Spread: 15x15cm
A. blanda'Violet Star' Violet-coloured flowers.
A. blanda'Blue Mist' Pale blue flowers.
Cultivation: In autumn, plant the tubers 5cm deep in
free-draining compost. The tubers should first he soaked
overnight. Site the planter in full sun. Water moderately
while growing, but cease watering once the foliage dies
back. Either keep the tubers dry in their planters, or lift and
store them in a box of dry sand during summer. Replant
arrd recommence watering in autumn. Increase by careful
division of tubers.

Anemone blanda 'White Splendour'
Clump-forming perennial with irregularly lobed leaves & yellow-eyed, daisy-like flowers. This is a vigorous and free-flowering cultivar.
 Height & Spread: 15x15cm.
Cultivation:
In autumn, soak tubers overnight and plant 5cm deep. Place in full sun. Keep damp, but stop watering once foliage dies back. Keep tubers dry in their planters or store in dry sand until you replant them in autumn. You can produce more plants by careful division of tubers.
 
 
Anemone blanda ’White Splendour’ for window boxes

 
 
 
Crocus chrysanthus ’Cream Beauty’ plants for a window box
 
Crocus chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty'
Early spring-flowering corm with rounded flowers
that are buttery cream in colour. The grass-like leaves
have a central silver stripe.
Height: 7,5cm.
Cultivation:
Plant in autumn in John Innes No.1 with extra grit added.  Place the corms at a depth of 7,5cm. Site in sun or light shade. Keep the compost moist but avoid waterlogging. Increase by removing cormlets during dormancy. Mice and voles eat crocus corms, especially newly planted ones. Birds may damage the flowers.

Hyacinthus orientalis Hyacinth 'Delft Blue'
Bulb producing erect spikes of up to 40 bell-shaped, very fragrant flowers.
Height: 20cm 
H. orientalis 'Blue Jacket' Very dark blue flowers with
purple veins.
H. orientalis 'Ostara' Violet-blue flowers.
Cultivation:  Plant in auturnn 10cm deep in John Innes No.2. Position in sun or partial shade and water moderately while growing, but avoid excessive winter wet. Hyacinth bulbs are best discarded after one season and bought fresh each autumn as the second year's flowering is usually poor. Prone to various rots and moulds.
 
 
Hyacinthus orientalis_plants for window boxes

 
 
 
GRAPE HYACINTH ’Muscari borryoides’ plants for a window box
 
GRAPE HYACINTH 'Muscari borryoides'
Grape Hyacinthes are related to Hyacinthus and include about sixty species. They are hardy dwarf plants and look pretty planted in a window box. They have tiny blue to purple flowers in conical heads that look like minature grapes.
 Height & Spread:  30x15cm.
Cultivation:
Plant in in late summer to late autumn in a well drained general purpose compost at a depth of 7,5cm. Site in full sun. Shade increases leaf growth but reduces flowering. Keep the compost moist but avoid waterlogging. Apply a liquid feed from time to time during the growing season. Propagate by division every three years. Lift the plants when the leaves turn yellow and then replant immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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