Late summer perennials
If you want to enjoy bright colours in your garden and balcony regardless of what time of the year it is, try 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. But, not all plants are out of bloom. Try these late summer perennials to extend your summer and enjoy colours in the garden longer. At Trowbridge garden centre, we have a wide range of garden plants to cheer up you almost, dull late summer border.
Late summer perennials
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 'Moorheim Beauty' starts in July: its coppery-red daisy like flowers go on for months
- Phlox paniculata 'Mount Fuji' froths with fragrant white flowers into autumn
- Aconitum 'Sparks Variety' flowers till late September with spires of midnight blue
These garden plants will absolutely cheer you up. With their late-blooming time, you have to wait for them, but the wait is definitely worth it. Watch the bright orange, blue and purple colours. Also, bees and other insects love late bloomers, so if you want to increase the biodiversity in the garden, plant these late summer plants and help the biodiversity. From all the insects, thank you.
- 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 'Little Carlow' is one of many Michaelmas daisies, with cheerful lilac 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
Bright colours with late summer perennials
These ten popular rockers will steal the show, right after you thought the show was over. After all garden plants start to hang and fade, these showstoppers show up and shine bright. Visit our plant centre in Poynings, to admire the infinite options. Who thought bright colours were only available in spring and early summer, is wrong. Try these late summer perennials, enjoy colour and above all: watch them turn back next year. Perennials return year after year if they're content with their place. Ask our knowledgeable staff in the garden centre what the best spot is for the late summer perennial.
When to plant late summer perennials?
Many gardens are at their best in spring and early summer, but the late summer and fall displays need to get attention as well. There are many late-flowering perennials that have the potential to revive your garden in late summer and fall and extend colour and joy in your landscape. The most important rule for planting late summer perennials is to only plant when there's no chance of frost anymore. Especially annuals, but also perennials can't handle extreme frost. Keep this in mind when you plant late summer perennials for the first time.
Get your late summer perennials at Trowbridge
Want to enjoy bright colours in your garden extra long? Plant late summer perennials and enjoy a shiny, natural painting. Please ask the staff in our garden centre for more information and advice about perennials that look good in late summer. Visit our garden centre, or give us a call on 01225 763927.