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Favourite September Plants


I was wandering around my garden with my camera and thinking about the plants I love in September and it occured to me that other people must have favourite plants – trees, shrubs, perrenianls, bulbs, etc – for each month or season of the year. I have uploaded some photos of a few of my favourites for September and it would be great to hear about yours?

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I have already been posting photos of plants in flower in my garden on this site (they are tagged 'September'). It's amazing how much colour you can keep going in the garden right up to the first frosts. If you're planting a new garden, my advice is to visit the Garden Centre once a month and buy something in flower - that way you'll have something in flower in every month, not just a garden full of things that bloom from your first (and only) visit.

26 Sep, 2007


Andrew, I wish I'd read this advice before giving on our garden a facelift! We didn't buy many flowering plants but all bar one were in bloom in May. You live and learn :)

27 Sep, 2007


Andrew, I was given exactly that advice when I first started gardening: buy a couple of things in flower every month to ensure continuous colour.
Though with an almost 2 acre garden, the idea expanded somewhat.

27 Sep, 2007


I went round the garden and looked - and there are Michaelmas daisies white, pink, cerise and mauve. Also Penstemons of various colours, bright yellow sunflowers,and Rudbekia 'Goldsturm'. Erigeron karvinskianus still going strong as are fuchsias. My Schizostylis are in flower, too. Geranium sanguineum is also flowering well after a haircut earlier. Too many others to write but those are the most colourful and with most life left in them. Autumn colour also in Pyracantha berries and Virginia Creeper foliage. Clematis orientalis in full bloom.

27 Sep, 2007


favourites for this time of year are cosmos, rudbeckia, helenium and penstemons

28 Sep, 2007


Good advice Andrew thank you. I will start that next year.
Flowering here at the moment I have plumbago, hebe, marguerites, honeysuckle, lantana, solanum, salvias and verbena.

28 Sep, 2007


Which Verbena do you grow? Can you get any different ones out there? Would love to know. Mine are all still in flower, too. I grow V. bonariensis, V.rigida (2 colours) V. hastata and two more not so upright, V. 'Homestead purple' and V.'Seabrook's lilac'. I also have an annual one at the moment - V.Aztec Pearl.

29 Sep, 2007


To be honest Spritz I'm not sure! It's the first year I have grown verbena (verveine they call it down here) and my mum bought them for me. I have a pic of the red one on my page so maybe you could identify it?
I think they are V.canadensis but not sure.
They are red, salmon pink and "barbie" pink if that helps haha

1 Oct, 2007


just found this blog when looking for september plants, i have been recording my plants that are out each month, it makes a lovely record to keep ~ feels a bit like a 21st century update of the edwardian country diary!
my garden is coloured by mombretias at the moment as well as hostas giving different greens, i have a few lilies and begonias, oh yes and a cosmos is still flowering away

10 Sep, 2010

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