The Growers Choice: Late summer blooms

The Growers Choice: Late summer blooms

Spring and early summer aren't the only months where plants are in bloom choose from this selection of 'late summer blooms' for plants that go into late summer and beyond.

Crocosmia varieties

Choose Crocosmia varieties such as ‘Lucifer’  or 'George Davidsion' with funnel shaped flowers as bright as a red tomato, or as yellow as a lemon in 'George Davidson's case these plants flower from August to September. Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ will work best in a sunny herbaceous border alongside other bold colours, like Achillea and will reach up to 1m tall.

🌸 Flowers: August- September

🌞Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m tall (depending on variety)

🌱 Soil: Well drained, Hummus-rich soil

Available in 2L, 3L and 5L pots (depending on variety and availability)

Hydrangea paniculata varieties

Fantastic specimen plants ideal for a patio pot or mixed border in full sun - partial shade with some paniculata varieties flowering until October.

🌸 Flowers: July - October (depending on variety)

🌞Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m tall (depending on variety)

🌱 Soil: Moist, well drained, Hummus-rich soil

Available in 3L, 5L, 7.5L and 10L pots (depending on variety and availability)

Sedum spectabile

A great addition to the front of a sunny border and a great source of late nectar for pollinators flowering from August to October with pink flowers on top of grey-green succulent leaves.

🌸 Flowers: August - October (depending on variety)

🌞Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.45m (depending on variety)

🌱 Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

Available in 2l and 3L pots (depending on variety) 

Echinacea varieties

Echinaceas are a firm favourite of butterflies with its fantastic daisy Iike, bright flowers and orange centres. Flowering from July to– September, it’s a must have for your late flowering border.

🌸 Flowers: July - September (depending on variety)

🌞Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

🌱 Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

Available in 2l and 3L pots (depending on variety) 

 

Rudbeckia varieties

Rudbeckia varieties such as 'Goldsturm' are a great addition to a late sunny summer border and will look great planted amongst ornamental grasses.

🌸 Flowers: August - October (depending on variety)

🌞Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 075m (depending on variety)

🌱 Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

Available in 2l  pots (depending on variety) 

 

Agapanthus varieties

Globes of trumpet-shaped blue flowers on straight green stems that will last until September. They look fantastic in a pot or summer border.

🌸 Flowers: July - September (depending on variety)

🌞Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m (depending on variety)

🌱 Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

Available in 2l  pots (depending on variety) 

Verbena bonariensis

Tall branching stems with clusters of lilac-purple flowers from June to September ideal for the front or middle of a border in full sun.

🌸 Flowers: June - September (depending on variety)

🌞Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 2m  (depending on variety)

🌱 Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

Available in 2l  pots (depending on variety) 

 

Posted 2nd Jun 3:29pm

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