STEP 2 CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLANTS

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ‘HAR­RING­TON’S PINK’

Up­right New Eng­land aster bear­ing clus­ters of dou­ble candy-pink flow­ers above bright green fo­liage. H1.2m (4ft) S60cm (2ft)

DAHLIA ‘MELODY GIPSY’

This at­ten­tion-grab­bing pink semi-cac­tus dahlia has a yel­low cen­tre and flow­ers from July to the frosts. Tu­bers may need lift­ing in win­ter. H and S60cm (2ft)

ANE­MAN­THELE LESSO­NI­ANA (STIPA ARUNDINACEA)

El­e­gant airy grass with arch­ing bronze-pink flow­ers and nar­row or­ange-tinted fo­liage that dark­ens to cop­per-red in au­tumn. H and S90cm (3ft)

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ‘LIT­TLE CAR­LOW’

Masses of vi­o­let-blue flow­ers with an eye-catch­ing yel­low cen­tre and dark wiry stems that shouldn’t need stak­ing. H90cm (3ft) S60cm (2ft)

GERA­NIUM ‘ROZANNE’

Un­beat­able blue gera­nium with gen­er­ous white-cen­tred flow­ers ap­pear­ing from May to the frosts. Fo­liage has red au­tumn tints. H60cm (2ft) S75cm (30in)

HYLOTELEPHIUM ‘HERBSTFREUDE’ (SE­DUM ‘AU­TUMN JOY’)

Suc­cu­lent fo­liage and flat flower clus­ters that darken to pink and red. Adored by but­ter­flies. H and S60cm (2ft)

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