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Can you recommend some late flowering (July - September) hardy perrenial plants for a shrun/harbaceous border? Its west facing and sheltered with a tall hedge behind? We've put hydrangeas in but they are not doing very well and we'd like some colour?



Hebe 'Autumn Glory', Hebe 'Great Orme', Rudbeckias, Asters, hardy Fuchsias, Ceratostigma, Sedum 'Autumn Joy' plus other late flowering Sedums.

25 Jul, 2010


Chrysanthemums, michaelmas daisies

25 Jul, 2010


Ceratostigma plumbagnoides is a wonderful late flowering plant. Stunning blue and then the leaves turn ruddy towards the end of the autumn. Pretty hardy too - they withstood - 30 here in the Czech Republic and are speading beautifully.

25 Jul, 2010


There you go Jenny!!!!

25 Jul, 2010


Thanks for your suggestions, we do have sedum on the opposite bed, and phlox. Some Michaelmas dasies sound good as long as they are not too leggy and I'll investigate Ceratostigma it sounds lovely. I'll put some photos up soon and maybe you could suggest where these plants would be best placed.
Many thanks

26 Jul, 2010


I have Ceratostigma, quite late flowering but v pretty. Takes a while to get big. I'll show you when you come round!! My red phlox looks ab fab though, must ask my mate which one it is. It's even pretty before it flowers due to two toned red leaves. See ya soon! x

26 Jul, 2010

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