What's Still Blooming in September?
My late summer garden is waning in every corner except one. Anemone x hybrida ‘Robustissima’ is a pink, single-flowered perennial that keeps the garden cheerful when everything else has gone by. Just as the phlox finish, the garden again lights up with the single pink flowers that can last for weeks. Signaling shorter days and cooler temperatures and heralding summer’s end, these perennials are ridiculously easy to grow. They prefer moist, well-drained soil and about a half day of shade. Their pretty green foliage is interesting all summer long with the tiny raindrop-like buds dangling high above for several weeks before they open. Different varieties can grow from three to five feet, with flowers from white to deep purple, in single, semi-double and double form.
Plant them any time, spring or fall. They make great companions with fall-blooming asters, solidago, and late-blooming rudbeckias. Their long bloom time makes them great plants for the autumn garden. What’s still blooming in your garden this September?