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.
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.
This fine Dutch raised plant is a hybrid between the Korean Agastache rugosa and the American Agastache foeniculum. Widely used by contemporary garden designers this hybrid has been a revelation in Australian gardens.
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.
A superb variety of shade loving groundcover. Its evergreen glossy dark purple almost black foliage makes a dense carpet in any shady spot which doesn’t parch during summer. Showy spikes of deep blue flowers on 25 cm tall stems are produced in spring.
This is a new and really decorative form of Little Blue Stem, a wide spread dry prairie grass. This drought tolerant grass has grey-blue vertical leaves, which turn pinkish orange in autumn, and ornamental silver flower heads.
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.
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 2cm 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.
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.
A new selection of Bergenia which makes mounds of dark green leathery leaves each with a pencil line red edge which is more pronounced during winter. Early spring brings clusters of purple pink bells carried on strong 35cm tall flower stems. Height 35cm. Spread 50cm.
A newly imported dwarf growing variety, with quite narrow glossy evergreen leaves which turn rich plum during cold weather. The flower heads are large in relation to the foliage clumps and the flowers are bright coral pink.
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.
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 dwarf Butterfly bush make the truest blue flowers of all. Regular dead heading will keep them in flower. Cut back to half way during winter for best results. Best grown in a sunny or lightly shaded spot. 1.8mtr by as much across.
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.
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 makes an attractive carpet of silvery crinkled leaves. We have used as an under planting around the succulent Hesperaloe parviflora. It makes a dense evergreen ground cover with us and produces lilac-pink cornflowers from spring until autumn.
We apologise that this plant is currently sold out.
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.