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Outdoor Plant of the Month – Late Summer Colour
Keep your borders and containers flourishing until the first frost!
We have plenty of late summer flowering perennials available to choose from, offering delightful colour to the garden in late summer and autumn when many other summer flowers have started to fade.
Need advice? Our Plant Information & Advisory team are always on hand to help with plant selection and care.
Here are some of our favourites…
Pleated green leaves topped with stems of bold vibrant flowers. Reliable, easy to grow and maintenance free, offering strong colours of red, orange and yellow – a great addition to the border.
Masses of Elegant saucer-shaped flowers on tall, wiry stems perfect for lighting up a dark corner of the garden, or at the back of a herbaceous border.
Bushy plants produce masses of colourful daisy-like flowers in colours of yellow, orange or red characterised by their prominent conical disk.
A truly diverse group of plants that come in a rainbow of colours with varying foliage, in many shapes and sizes. Extremely versatile, make great container plants and are a standout plant in the garden when in bloom. Excellent for attracting pollinating insects!
A versatile plant which works perfectly in herbaceous borders, providing sumptuous spires of bell-shaped flowers in a range of colours, adding a touch of late splendour to the garden.
Showy dark copper-red daisy-like flowers with prominent, dark brown centres over simple foliage. Bees and butterflies love them and they make an excellent cut flower too.
Daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. Exceptionally free-flowering with attractive colour. Brilliant for your late summer and autumn garden, they are laden with pollen and nectar so the insects love them too!
And of course…Dahlias
A delightful flowering plant popular with gardeners and florists alike. Blooms come in a wide array of colours and shapes. Dahlias are Aylett Nurseries signature flower and can be seen growing in our Dahlia Field and Celebration Garden.