This rare shrub, endangered in its native Korea where it now grows in a very few sites, is grown for its fragrant white flowers which are produced in late winter and early spring. The flowers are like those of the closely related Forsythia.
A long flowered, relatively dwarf, lemon flowered variety. Its low growing self-supporting habit makes this a very useful plant. Beautiful in our dry garden planted with Rosa sweginzowii especially when the rose carries its bright red hips.
An evergreen sub-shrub from the Caucasus which makes one of the best of all plants for the rock garden, a dry slope or for trailing over a sunny wall. The clear deep pink flowers are held in dense showy heads for much of spring and early summer.
One of the lowest growing of all the Agapanthus this variety makes evergreen clumps of short upright dark green leaves. During summer quite large heads of white flowers are produced. It will make a fine edging plant as it doesn’t spread much. Foliage clumps 20cm by 40cm.
A single stem in a group of Agastache ‘Sweet Lili’ in the Tesselaar family’s garden at Silvan had deeper flower colour. Lambley took a few cuttings four years ago and has now built up enough numbers to release this plant.
In his fine book “Guide To Plants” Paul Bangay writes that “I use this in all my gardens as it is such a long-flowering plant and has a very distinct and unusual flower colour”. ”Sweet Lili” was raised here at Lambley and is one of the best plants we grow.
From the dry western areas of the USA beautiful in all its parts from the burnished copper-bronze twisted trunks to its wonderful large grey-green leaves and exquisite lily-of-the-valley flowers. Thoroughly drought tolerant when once established.