Late summer perennials
There's a spell in late August when the garden can hit the doldrums. Late summer is a tricky time, when the main razzmatazz is over and plants start to tire.
Get the show going again with some of the many perennials you'll find in our garden centre which are at their best in late summer. Here are our top ten:
Helenium starts in July with coppery-red orange or yellow daisy like flowers going on for months
Phlox paniculata froths with fragrant flowers into autumn
Aconitum flowers till late September with spires of blue
Plume poppy (Macleaya microcarpa) is a dramatic, towering perennial with handsome foliage
Red hot poker (Kniphofia uvaria) has spires of tubular flowers from red to pale yellow
Aster or Michaelmas daisies, are covered with cheerful lilac, white or pink flowers
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' carries pure white flowers on dancing stems till autumn
Penstemon 'Garnet' has deep wine red foxglove-like spires till October
Sedum 'Ruby Glow' tops succulent purple leaves with flat ruby-red flowerheads
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' produces fiery red sprays of tubular flowers from August
Please ask the staff in our garden centre for more information and advice about perennials that look good in late summer.