As the golden rays of summer begin to wane, the late-season bloomers cast their spell, transforming gardens into a tapestry of colors. In this blog, we’ll dive into the beauty of late-summer blooms and explore some must-have perennials and shrubs. These late-summer performers will keep your gardens beautiful as autumn approaches.
Black-Eyed Susans: A Sunlit Symphony
Bringing sunshine to your garden, Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) are a must-have for their charm and easy-care nature. These cheerful, daisy-like flowers feature a dark center surrounded by vibrant yellow or orange petals. Loved by pollinators, they add a burst of life to any landscape. Embrace their natural wildflower appeal by planting them in clusters and watching them sway in the late-summer breeze.
Here are a few of our favorite varieties of Black-eyed Susans.
Hydrangeas: Timeless Elegance
Hydrangeas bring a touch of elegance to the late-summer garden with their grand mophead blooms, available in shades of blue, pink, or white. These versatile shrubs thrive in partial shade, gracing your garden with their voluminous, captivating flowers. Admire their transition from vibrant blossoms to gracefully aging petals.
Panicle Varieties stand out as some of the easiest hydrangeas to cultivate, showcasing cone-shaped, panicle blooms that shift from light hues in spring to deeper tones in fall.
Sedums: Nature's Living Mosaics
For an artistic touch, sedums offer a living mosaic of colors and textures. These low-maintenance succulents grace the garden with hues of green, red, pink, and purple, creating a colorful tapestry. Perfect for sunny spots and rock gardens, sedums are not only visually appealing but also drought-tolerant, making them a practical choice for late summer when water conservation becomes crucial.
Here are a few of our favorite Sedum varieties.
Butterfly Bush: Nature's Magnets
As the summer heat lingers, butterfly bushes burst forth with an explosion of color and fragrance. These butterfly magnets attract an array of pollinators, adding life and movement to your late-summer garden. Choose from various hues, including purple, pink, white, and blue, and delight in the dance of butterflies that flock to their nectar-rich blooms.
Here are some of Flowerland’s favorite Butterfly Bushes.
As days shorten and nights cool, these late-season treasures reflect nature’s shifting colors. Embrace their beauty and cherish the fleeting charm of late summer. Enjoy your gardening!