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

Lambley Nursery Perennial Catalogue




Many plants tolerate shade but may not flower freely in that position. Heucheras have such dynamic and interesting foliage that they make up for the lack of flowers with their extraordinarily diverse colours and textures. Recent breeding work has brought some startling new cultivars to the fore. Read more about HEUCHERAS



Iris ensata

Whilst Iris ensata is native to northern China, Korea, eastern Russia as well as Japan, it is Japanese gardeners who first started the long process of turning a fairly small modest although beautiful Iris wildling into the extravagant, flamboyant fantasies that these Iris have become.

Although Iris ensata varieties can take odd periodical flooding the crowns will drown if they are permanently under water. In its natural habitat Iris ensata grows at the side of ponds or in wet meadows where the soil is always moist and will grow happily in well nourished garden soil as long as they are given a good soak during hot dry periods.

Iris ensata will also grow happily in pots. Indeed this was how the old Japanese garden masters used to grow them. The pots were brought indoors when the plants started to bloom and carefully placed to display their full glory.

Iris ensata is herbaceous, meaning that is it dies down to the root stock every winter.

In the Lambley garden we often pick the flowers when they are in pencil that is just before they begin to unfurl. The blooms open perfectly indoors. Read more about Iris ensata The Japanese Iris


A hybrid of Iris pseudacorus x Iris ensata Read more about Iris x pseudata


We have been very fortunate to obtain a limited number of rarely available Magnolias to offer in our standard 10cm pots ideal for mail order. These are ideal for planting now while the weather is cool and the deciduous forms are in their full dormancy. Read more about MAGNOLIAS

All of our plants are offered in a 10cm diameter pot unless otherwise indicated. Plants grown here are frost hardy to minus 5C unless stated otherwise. They may be evergreen or deciduous, or herbaceous and overwintered by being cut back to near pot level. Read more about Standard Pot Size