These perennials have been selected by David at Lambley Nursery as some of the best plants for for the garden. We are also informed that a few NEW RELEASES will be on the way in 2016. So subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know……
Agastache ‘Sweet Lili’ – Sweet Lili Humming Bird Mint
We found this beautiful plant growing in a bed of A. rupestris.
It is obviously a hybrid, perhaps between A rupestris and A. cana or A. mexicana. It has all the virtues of the race, tough drought tolerant, long flowering and beautiful.
So beautiful I’ve named it for my granddaughter. Most Agastache are pollinated by humming birds in the wild.
A. ‘Sweet Lili’ is covered, from early summer until winter, with apricot tinted rich pink flowers. 120cm x 60cm. Sun.
Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ – Feather Reed Grass
This ornamental grass makes a strong vertical statement and is widely used in landscape plantings in Europe and the USA.
A cloud of hazy mauve flowers on 180cm tall stems are produced during early summer and slowly age to creamy beige and then to golden brown as it moves into winter.
It needs a little summer irrigation and will grow in sun or light shade. Although the foliage clumps are evergreen we cut them to the ground in July to tidy them up. The foliage mound reaches 90cm x 90cm, the flowers stems 180cm.
Salvia nemorosa ‘Kate Glenn’
This hybrid between Salvia nemorosa ssp tesquicola and Salvia ‘Wesuwe’ popped up in our dry garden a couple of years ago.
It has the early flowering habit and dark flowers of the latter and the showy bracts of the former. A terrific plant which I named for my daughter. Tough, sun loving, drought tolerant and beautiful.
Eryngium bourgatii ‘Oxford Blue’ – Oxford Blue Sea Holly
This has been growing in our dry climate garden for ten years or more.
The flowers, a metallic blue thimble, are circled by a metallic blue ruff, as intricate as a snowflake.
This Sea Holly has interesting evergreen foliage, much cut and two toned green and silver.
If spent flowers are removed ft will bloom from late spring into winter. 50cm x 50cm.
Limonium peregrinum (syn. L. roseum) – Shrubby Statice (above)
One of the finest dwarf shrubs for a dry climate.
This statice, to quote E.E. Lord, “….. will endure dry conditions and inland frosts alike”.
Limonium peregrinum forms a low rounded evergreen shrub with leathery bright leaves.
For much of the year it has flat topped sprays of bright rose pink flowers held well above the leaves. These are good cut flowers and a delightful addition to posies. Difficult plant to propagate. 60cm x 60cm. Sun.