Plants Of The Month - September

Ceratostigma willmottianum Forest Blue 
 
For several months from late summer it produces clusters of clear blue flowers on red-stained stems. Each flower has five, wedge shaped petals, which open out to form flattened wheels of vibrant colour above the slightly bristly, diamond-shaped (and sometimes purple-edged), green leaves. The foliage turns increasingly vivid shades of orange and russet red as the season progresses. The flowers of this spreading, deciduous shrub are a wonderful shade of blue

Anemone × hybrida 'Königin Charlotte'
 
With their wild ways and natural good looks, these tough, autumn flowering perennials make ideal companions for late flowering shrubs that have a more structured habit. They are also brilliant at breathing new life into the garden when planted in association with early flowering woodlanders like Viburnums, Rhododendrons or Daphne. Use them as very attractive gap-fillers. The flowers will keep on coming for several months without the need for continuous dead-heading.

Sedum

 

Sedums are generally late flowering lovely and will fill the front of mixed bed with masses of strong colour. They cope well with demanding conditions and thrive in coastal settings. They are very tolerant of drought once they have had a chance to settle in and require little maintenance. 

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