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.

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

Echinacea Beautiful flowers attracting bees and butterflies to your garden

Lobelia Deep Red Red flower spikes from July to September

Red hot poker (Kniphofia uvaria) has spires of tubular flowers from red to pale yellow

Redbeckia Very hardy vibrant yellow and bronze flowers 

Anemone   pure white and pink varieties  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

Please ask the staff in our garden centre for more information and advice about perennials that look good in late summer.

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