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  • Good plants for September/October bloomers

    Posted by Craig A on October 2, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    Lets all share pictures & plant names for what looks good in our gardens in September/October.

    I’ll start us off 😁 Pictured below are:

    Salvia serboana

    Salvia ‘Amistad’

    Salvia leucantha

    Salvia confertiflora

    Your turn now!

    Craig A replied 5 months ago 4 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Rick

    October 3, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    On this very warm early October day in Ontario, Canada, these flowers are still blooming well:

    Salvia ‘Amante’ (related to ‘Amistad. For anyone in the Americas, this is a real magnet for hummingbirds)

    Salvia coccinea ‘Lady in Red’

    Tithonia ‘Torch’ (which grew 5m tall and is still attracting monarch butterflies making a refuelling stop on their way to Mexico

    Russelia equisetiformis (wonderful hanging foliage with tiny leaves covered in tubular red orange flowers for months. A Mexican native, this also attracts hummers)

    • Craig A

      October 4, 2023 at 1:11 pm

      WOW! There are some real stunners here, including some new plants to me πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing @Rick

  • ValBy

    October 4, 2023 at 10:43 am

    I can second Salvia Amistad as a good choice. These have been in my garden now for 5 years, and come back in July every year, flowering from August until prolonged fros in November – December. A bit of night frost alone doesn’t stop them. No winter protection other than leaving the dead stalks and foliage of other plants cut back to about 30cm above the ground They even push through a sea of bindweed (busy with other things I have not weeded this particular bed since April). The other plants are an Aster (self seeded, left) and a gold variegated Abelia grandiflora (middle ground of photo), which, while not very tropical, is a magnet for hummingbird hawkmoths and bees; and a good foil for large leaved tropical plants. Evergreen with flowers from late july to September and great red calyxes thereafter.

    • Craig A

      October 4, 2023 at 1:13 pm

      It’s looking fantastic @ValBy , I have seen there are new ‘improved’ forms of Salvia ‘Amistad’ coming to the market now too. They are supposed be just as floriferous but with more sturdy stems.

  • Juju

    November 2, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Impatiens are still going strong here in our London garden…


    • Craig A

      November 3, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      That has to be one of the most beautiful side paths I have ever seen! It’s making me want to explore the rest of the garden @judith ! πŸ˜€

      • Juju

        November 20, 2023 at 11:36 am

        Thank you πŸ™‚ The garden is tiny, the biggest problem is that the 40+ plumerias have to come inside for winter- the house is a jungle and the spider mites are exploding! πŸ˜…

        • Craig A

          November 20, 2023 at 3:33 pm

          Wow! What an amazing creation in a modest sized space. I’m in love with your water surrounded stepping stone πŸ‘Œ

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