Six sum­mer-to au­tumn-bloomers

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Aconi­tum carmichaelii ‘Arend­sii’

A tall aconi­tum with rich laven­der-blue monk’s hood flow­ers. Hand­some and self-sup­port­ing. H: 1.2m (4ft).

Ac­taea ‘Cho­co­holic’

Pur­ple-black, ferny fo­liage and pink spikes of fra­grant flow­ers from June to end of Septem­ber. Thrives in moist soil in part shade. H: 80cm (2⅔ft).

Mis­cant­hus sinen­sis

These tall, de­cid­u­ous or ever­green grasses flower as au­tumn ap­proaches with red, sil­ver or mink-brown plumes. H: 1.2m (4ft).

Euony­mus eu­ropaeus ‘Red Cas­cade’

Lip­stick-pink fo­liage and day-glow orange and pink fruits on a large shrub to light up au­tumn. H: 3m (10ft).

Rud­beckia lacini­ata ‘Goldquelle’

A dou­ble-flow­ered, clump-form­ing peren­nial with yel­low flow­ers, shaded in green at first. H: 1.2m (4ft).

Phlox pan­ic­u­lata ‘Eva Cul­lum’

A pink bor­der phlox that peaks late in the sea­son. Rarely needs di­vid­ing. Pro­lific and mildew re­sis­tant. H: 1m (3¼ft).

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