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

Lambley Winter/Spring Bulbs

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 All bulbs should be planted as soon as possible upon receipt no later than mid-May

 

 

 

 

Crocus

The following Crocus vary in flowering time from July until early September. We have planted them under perennials such as Salvia nemorosa and Origanum cultivars which are cut to the ground during late autumn. All the following are easy to accomodate and have the same cultivation needs. Plant the bulbs in a sunny spot about 5cm. below soil level in well drained soil. They probably will not be happy close to the coast nor in subtropical areas.

Crocus chrysanthus
The cultivars of this species are amongst the most handsome of all Crocus. They are also very long flowering giving a good month’s display here at Lambley. Earlier flowering than the Dutch bred C. vernus hybrids they have a more pleasing form and beautiful markings.

These have giant flowers almost as big as tulips. They flower late winter and early spring and will cope with more summer watering than most other crocus although they grow happily in dry conditions. They all make good pot plants and can be brought inside when they start to flower.

Narcissus

Tulipa

Early-Season Tulips Flower from early to mid-September

Mid-Season Tulips Flower from mid to late September

These varieties start to flower later than most tulips and extend the season by an extra two or three weeks.

In inland Australia wild tulips don’t need to be lifted each year provided they have a cold winter and dry summer climate. I plant them 15 cm deep in well drained soil with a handful of lime added to each square metre. If your soil isn’t acid like mine obviously you don’t need to add lime.

Watsonia

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Bulbs from the Winter/Spring

Bulbs from the Winter/Spring Catalogue will be sent during March