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August Garden Delights: Discover the Best Plants for Summer’s Heat

by Gregory
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August Garden Delights

Summer’s Best Plants

August can be a tough time for gardens, but there are plenty of plants that thrive in the heat and humidity. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Cleome hassleriana ‘Violet Queen’: Also known as spider flower, this half-hardy annual adds height, color, and a touch of the exotic to your garden.
  • Loganberries: These delicious berries are self-fertile, so you only need one plant to enjoy a sweet and tangy summer treat.
  • Berkheya purpurea: This drought-tolerant perennial produces masses of lilac blooms that attract pollinators.
  • Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’: With showy flowerheads up to 30cm wide, this hydrangea is a classic choice for summer gardens.
  • Musa basjoo: Also known as the Japanese banana, this tropical plant can add an exotic touch to your garden with its huge paddle-shaped leaves.

Long-Blooming Beauties

  • Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’: This perennial coneflower is a statuesque plant with long-lasting yellow flowers.
  • Sanguisorba hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’: The tassel-like pink flowers of this hardy perennial are sure to turn heads.
  • Penstemon ‘Pensham Just Jayne’: This penstemon blooms non-stop for months, attracting bees and other pollinators.
  • Dahlia ‘Bishop of Dover’: With its mauve-striped white petals, this dahlia is a showstopper in any garden.
  • Zinnia elegans ‘Early Wonder’: These vibrant zinnias are easy to grow from seed and will add a burst of color to your garden.

Versatile Thyme

  • Thymus pulegioides: Also known as broad-leaved thyme, this herb is not only fragrant but also has a great flavor.

Whether you’re looking for show-stopping blooms, unusual delights, or plants that will attract pollinators, there’s something for everyone in our August garden picks.

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