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Late Summer Color: Plants to Brighten Your Garden

by Gregory
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Late Summer Color: Plants to Brighten Your Garden


Looking to add some vibrant color to your garden in late summer and autumn? Check out these fabulous plants that will keep your borders blooming all season long. There are options for every color scheme and growing condition, whether you have pots or borders.

Flowering Plants for Late Summer

  • Tulbaghia violacea: This South African perennial blooms from mid-summer to autumn, with pale pink clusters of bell-shaped flowers.
  • Single dahlias: These dahlias come in a wide range of colors and shapes, and they’re a great source of nectar for pollinators.
  • Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Atrosanguinea’: This vigorous and reliable plant forms a large clump with pointed leaves and produces breezy spikes of crimson flowers from midsummer to autumn.
  • Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy’: Known for its deep rich crimson flowers, this plant blooms in late summer and lasts well as a cut flower.
  • Salvia x jamensis Raspberry Royale: These short, shrubby salvias have vibrant flowers that attract bees and smell heavenly.
  • Penstemon ‘Raven’: With dark burgundy-purple flowers held on long stems, this perennial is a favorite for late summer color.
  • Calibrachoa: These trailing plants look like mini petunias and come in an array of colors, perfect for baskets and containers.
  • Tithonia ‘Torch’: These annuals have huge, rich-orange flowers held high on delicate stems, making them a standout in late summer borders.
  • Anemone hupehensis ‘Splendens’: Japanese anemones bring a welcome splash of color in late summer and early autumn, with bold pink petals surrounding a vibrant yellow center.
  • Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’: Hydrangeas are a classic choice for late summer, with their large, calming white flower heads.

Tips for Choosing Plants

  • Consider your color scheme and the growing conditions in your garden.
  • Choose plants that will bloom at different times to extend your season of color.
  • Don’t forget to include plants that attract pollinators.
  • If you have limited space, consider growing plants in pots or containers.

With these fabulous plants, you can enjoy a beautiful and colorful garden all through late summer and autumn.

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