The growing season gets a slow enough start around here that many annuals don’t really strut their stuff until September. This is a real liability for the frost-sensitive ones like cosmos. I learned to seek out early blooming varieties because the old-fashioned ones often only had two weeks of bloom before shriveling in the first frost. On the other hand, many of the spring bloomers, enjoying the return of cool evenings and plentiful rain, make a comeback. This includes pansies, foxgloves, mountain bluets, and catmint.
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What’s in Bloom Now
‘Zebrina’ and ‘Bibor Felho’ mallows and descendants
Colchicums ‘Nancy Lindsay,’ ‘Autumn Herald,’ ‘Autumn Queen,’ ‘Ordu’ and ‘Harlequin’
red, white, and pink Phlox paniculata
golden feverfew (grown from seed, probably later than typical)
white, lavender, and purple field asters
Colchicum speciosum hybrid
Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’
‘Commotion’ blanket flowers
‘White Wonder’ feverfew (grown from seed, probably later than typical)
Stella d’Oro daylily
yellow miniature rose
Visit May Dreams Gardens to see what other gardeners are growing this month.