Six summer-to autumn-bloomers
Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’
A tall aconitum with rich lavender-blue monk’s hood flowers. Handsome and self-supporting. H: 1.2m (4ft).
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).
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).