Late Summer Show of Color

August 12, 2015 at 1:03 pm Leave a comment

It may be August  –  the month that brings thoughts of intense heat and humidity for many – but at Maymont, the late summer garden is still full of color and charm. Look for late summer annuals including Japanese Anemones, Anemone japonica, and Asters like Syphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome,’ both found in the Carriage House Garden.

Other beauties include Boltonia asteroids, which opens its small daisy-like flowers to soften any border, and Helenium autumnale, unfortunately named Sneezeweed, that blooms alongside other pollinator plants in Marie’s Butterfly Trail. You also can find daylilies like Hemerocallis ‘Autumn Minaret’ with its small flowers on tall flowerscapes, laughing at the 90 degree days.  We grew this cultivar at Maymont for years, and I highly recommend it.

The late summer garden isn’t fading here. In fact, it is a rainbow of color, so choose a cool morning or late afternoon to enjoy nature’s vibrant show at Maymont.

-Peggy Singlemann, Maymont Director of HorticultureJapanese Anemone Carriage House Garden 001 Boltonia asteroids 006 Asters 027 Hemorocallis Minaret 021

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