Grow flowers to catch the sunshine Plant yellow-flowered rudbeckias with red-berrying hypericum to get autumn off to a flying start
Plant these yellow-flowered beauties with red berrying hypericum to get autumn off to a flying start, says helen Billiald
Yellow flowers attract that particular low autumn light, until each petal seems to radiate sunshine in its own right. For this reason no garden should be without indestructible rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’, with its beaming daisy-like flowers. And, while you might be tempted to shy away from goldenrods on the grounds they’re too invasive, Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’ has clump-forming growth and elegant wands of tiny flowers so is worth making room for. October is a good time to establish new borders but remember to position these plants carefully so the flowers and flame-like berries catch autumn’s low-raking sunshine.