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plants for a herbaceous border to provide late summer interest

On plant Osteospermum jucundum



Assuming that the border is in sun, try Heleniums, Asters (Michaelmas daisies), Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' (very reliable and easy), Shizostylis (a bulb), grasses for their airy flowers. There are also some Kniphofias (red-hot pokers) that flower later. Dahlias will also flower until the frost. For a moe shady border try Japanese Anemones.

5 Dec, 2009


if your question is about osteospermum then it may flower into the autumn but i dont find it fully hardy where i am. i would take cuttings and overwinter it in a frost free place just in case you lose the parent plant.

5 Dec, 2009



I find Verbena Bonariensis start flowering around July but go on and on and on till November, i still have the tall stems in now for interest.

They are actually borderline hardy but it depends what region you live in, great self seeders too, smell beautiful, graceful tall and airy, grows upwards on square wiry stems, if lost to the winter don't worry they will self seed all over the place.

Echinacea good for late border scenes too!

Regards and good luck, Micky 45

16 Dec, 2009

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