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Late summer blooms

Bring new life to the garden in the late summer when you introduce an array of plants that traditionally flower later in the year. As the usual summer suspects begin to fade away, make sure your borders and pots are stocked with late blooming perennials.


Japanese anemones are a brilliant choice with their tall stems and vibrant shades from pink to white; they’re particularly good in a sunny spot. A hardy late flowering perennial are the Michaelmas Daisies, these are also good ones to cut and bring inside to enjoy. Verbena is also a delightful late bloomer, the deep purple hues of the flowers will bring a real warmth to your borders and pots.

Late summer blooms

Flowers are always a wonderful addition to the garden but there are other ways of bringing interest to your borders with plants such as Echinacea and Rudbeckia which develop beautiful seed heads that can last into the autumn. Look out for other plant varieties too such as glorious agapanthus with its purple blooms and the feathery sways of ornamental grasses which bring texture to your displays.

Visit your local Homebase store for our full range of late flowering perrenials or browse online, now.

Top tips:

  • As you plan your borders, select plants that will bring colour and interest throughout the year so there is always something lovely to enjoy.
  • Try grouping plants of the same variety together, it can give more impact than just one plant on its own.
  • If you have a verbena or two in your garden, leave the old flowers on the plant and they will scatter seeds which will then flourish in upcoming years.

Companion plants:

There are lots of plants that work well with your late flowering perrenials and the following will be particularly successful:

  • Alstroemeria
  • Bergamot
  • Cranesbill (Hardy Geranium)
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Dahlias
  • Echinacea
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Miscanthus varieties
  • Monk’s hood
  • Rudbeckia

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