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

Perennial Catalogue - C


We grow a lot of clematis here at Lambley and it’s hard to imagine the garden without them. They are deeply frost hardy, with much interesting breeding work done in Central and Northern Europe. Don’t be tempted in the summer when you see Clematis flowering in the big hardware stores as they really are best planted from now in their dormancy. They aren’t difficult to grow once the cultural differences of each type are understood. Mind you, all need a good depth of soil to be happy and a good dusting of lime helps if like us your soil is acid. Clematis prefer a sunny or lightly shaded spot in the garden and are not bothered by frosts in the least. Most varieties need some extra summer irrigation. Our Clematis are very competitively priced and available only while stocks last.

Supplied in their winter dormancy for best establishment Read more about Clematis






Corydalis reflexa was so rare that the gardens had it under lock and key in a no go area when I visited the Edinburgh Botanical gardens 40 years ago. I was one of the first Australians to see a blue Corydalis. I was fortunate enough to be allowed into this area and was to browse through an extraordinary collection of the rarest of the rare alpine plants. Since then blue corydalis have become more readily available but remains rare and tricky to find in this country. Read more about Crested Lark