The most exciting agapanthus we have grown with flowers as dark as any evergreen agapanthus. It makes huge heads of waxy midnight-blue flowers. Each head will flower for 6-8 weeks and secondary flower stems carry the display into autumn.
Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ is a newly imported multiple award winning selection from the USA. It carries large bottle brush heads of intense violet-blue flowers for months from late spring until late autumn.
A new dwarf variety which has really impressed us with its ability to keep flowering deep into the cold and frosty winters of Central Victoria. The candy pink flowers in summer and autumn make a terrific addition to the traditional perennial border.
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.
One of the most beautiful of all Japanese anemones, ‘Hadspen Abundance’ carries its deep carmine pink flowers from February until the end of April. It does well here if given adequate summer watering. It is definitely not a plant for a dry garden.
One of the loveliest of all the flowers in our garden. Metre tall stems are topped by glistening pure white flowers from late summer until well into the autumn. Best planted with shrubs as it does have a suckering habit. Cut back to ground after flowering. 100cm x 70cm.
Growing a mere 5cm tall but spreading up to 150cm, ‘Green Bay’ makes a dense carpet of small dark green leathery leaves. Nodding pink, lily-of-the-valley flowers are produced in late winter and early spring when the shrub has matured.
One of the best evergreen plants for shade, even dry shade, this is a superb clone with wider, longer, waxier and more arching leaves than the type. Masses of white shooting star, lily like flowers are produced in spring and summer.
Collected in Crete this form is a very neat and tidy Ballota unlike its taller sprawlier relatives. It makes a rounded evergreen shrub clothed from top to bottom with round, thickly felted grey leaves. The removal of spent flower stems is all the care required.
The best white flowered Bergenia we know with good tough foliage and the old leaves colouring well in winter. The flower stems are held well above the leaves and have horizontal secondary stems which display the white flowers beautifully.
Brachyglottis ‘Sunshine’ B. ‘Sunshine’ is one of the most handsome evergreen shrubs for the dry garden. It makes a 90cm by 120cm neat mound clothed with large leathery grey foliage and during late spring and early summer carries multiple heads of lovely lemon yellow daisies.
‘Sea Heart’, a stunning new introduction, has strong textured heart shaped silver leaves with green edging and green veins. 50cm tall stems of blue for-get-me-not flowers are produced during late spring and early summer.
‘Silver Heart’ is a wonderful new introduction with silver heart shaped leaves lightly veined green. The leaves are strongly textured and stand heat and humidity well. Blue for-get-me-not flowers are produced on 50cm tall stems during late spring and early summer.
A really good foliage and flowering plant for shade. Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ has silver, heart shaped basal leaves which are hidden during spring and early summer by clouds of true blue for-get-me-not flowers held well above the foliage on thin wiry stems.
These ‘Buzz’™ series are the first truly dwarf Buddlejas to be released on the Australian market. Suited to growing in pots as well as small gardens, it took ten years of dedicated and painstaking breeding work to develop these award winning plants.
A dwarf ground covering, frost hardy deciduous perennial with large (for the genus) gentian blue flowers from spring until autumn. The oval green leaves turn flaming scarlet and crimson in late autumn and winter. Sun or light shade.
This is the pure white flowered form of the beautiful winter flowering shrub. Growing 150cm tall by as much across it produces a mass of five petalled flowers along bare black stems during late winter and early spring.
Growing 160cm tall by as much across this Japonica produces a mass of five petalled scarlet flowers on bare stems during winter. Often used as a tough informal hedge it also makes a fine single specimen. The flowers pick well and keeping for two weeks or more in a vase.
This is the only perpetual flowering Chrysanthemum I’ve ever grown. From spring until early winter and beyond this plant produces a continual display of small bronze-red flowers. I grew it in pots at the front door last season but it is just as happy in the garden.