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.
This new variety is a tall growing agapanthus with large heads of white flowers flushed mauve. Each flower has a lavender edge around the petals. Handsome evergreen strap-like leaves make a handsome plinth for the flower stems. Happy in any sunny or lightly shaded spot.
This is a particularly good form of Agastache cana selected from plants grown from wild seed collected in Sierra County, New Mexico. Dark pink tubular flowers are carried on 60cm tall stiff stems from mid-summer until late autumn.
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.
This newly released Japanese windflower makes a fabulous display of cupped, bright pink, golden centred flowers from late summer until late autumn. Smaller growing than older varieties it does well in pots as well as in a protected area in the garden.
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.
This newly released Japanese windflower is more compact than older varieties producing its cupped double pink flowers, each with a tuft of golden stamens, on strong 45cm tall stems from late summer until late autumn. Good in pots as well as a protected area in the garden. .
This is new for us and it is a terrific carpeting plant with hairy grey leaves and prostate stems producing large white snapdragons with a delicate blush of pink. It will grow happily in any sunny well drained spot and is quite drought tolerant once established.
This Manzanita can be kept clipped to a metre tall, or allowed to become a 2m shrub. Producing pure white lily-of-the-valley flowers during late winter spring. Rarely offered in Australia. Drought tolerant when established and will grow happily in sun or light shade.
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.
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 silver foliage plants making low mounds of intricately cut intensely silver leaves. It makes a wonderful foil when planted in front and under roses as Susan Irvine did in her Gisborne garden.
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.
This beautiful new variety with icy mauve flowers has the same growth habit and flower structure as the popular Aster ‘Ruby Buttons. Metre tall arching stems are covered with flowers through most of March and April.
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.
‘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.
David S. Stuart in his monograph on the genus wrote that ‘Lochinch’ was one of his favourite varieties. This hybrid popped up in the garden of the Earl of Stair at Lochinch in Wigtownshire, Scotland during the Second World War.
I remember my late father being very taken by this when he visited Australia and planted lots of it in my brother’s Monbulk garden. A frost hardy, drought tolerant evergreen shrub which from early summer until late autumn turns itself into cumulus clouds of soft grey flowers.
This distinctive variety of Japanese sedge has arching lime green leaves. It is a beautiful pot plant as well as making a dense groundcover. It will grow well in difficult courtyard and other small city gardens as long as it is watered during dry periods.
This distinctive variety of Japanese sedge has arching green leaves edged with white. It is a beautiful pot plant as well as making a dense groundcover. It will grow well in difficult courtyard and other small city gardens as long as it is watered during dry periods.