Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
Phone +61 (03) 5343 4303,  Fax +61 (03) 5343 4257

New Plant Breeding

A couple of years ago the gardening world in the UK, Europe and America was bewitched by these new plants, the result of some brilliant hybridising across genera by the venerable old English company Thompson and Morgan. Cross pollinating frost hardy Foxgloves (Digitalis) with the rather tender Canary Island Isoplexis canariensis resulted in these incredibly long flowering, easily grown border plants.

They have done very well here at Lambley in a north facing border although they would be just as happy in a little light shade. Needing some summer watering in dry inland gardens they are tough and in our experience problem free.



They are frost hardy in most if not all Australian gardens unless you are subject to regular temps below minus 6C. Last year in our own garden they were in flower from late spring until mid-autumn This year we are offering three varieties. They are regarded as short-lived perennials meaning that they will perform at their best for up to 3 years but are best replaced after that time.