Add A Splash Of Color With Late Summer Flowering Perennials
By late summer, the garden is starting to look tired and dry. Don’t get depressed over it, there are plenty of late summer flowering perennials that will add splashes of color and bring your garden back to life. These are tough plants that can take the heat and dryness. Many of them attract butterflies and other pollinators. Some of them even make excellent cut flowers to brighten the inside of our home as well!
Sedums are the workhorses of the late summer garden. They are extremely dependable and tough. Autumn Joy is a particularly beautiful variety with its burnt pink flowers.
The name says it all! Brilliant yellow, lacy flowers that will light up your garden. A perfect fit to mix in with perennials or grasses.
This is the plant you think of when you think of daisies. Just a really delightful flower. It can easily be cut back for compact growth and re-flowering. Nice cut flower too.
An outstanding plant in the fall, Anemone × hybrida ‘Margarete’ features semi-double hot pink flowers in the fall. A great cut flower!
Agastache Purple Haze is a cold hardy Hummingbird Mint variety with beautiful, dark blue-violet flowers on graceful spikes. It blooms much of the summer and attracts bees and butterflies.
This is the giant of our list growing up to 6’ tall! Joe Pye Weed makes a statement in the garden. Brilliant pink blooms that offer up a tasty nectar to butterflies.
A popular lily, Lilium ‘Stargazer’ features fragrant deep pink fragrant bowl-shaped flowers with dark spots and white edges. Simply lovely.
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