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As garden designers, we are often asked for "more colour" for "longer". Of course, regularly deadheading summer flowering herbaceous plants will encourage them to continue flowering. However, careful selection and a good planting plan is the surest method of ensuring colour in the garden well into the autumn months.
Above: Echinacea x purpurea
Below: Echinacea 'White Swan'
Above: Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'
Below: Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'. It istill in flower in some of our gardens in late October.
On this page are just a few of the plants which are flowering at the moment in some of the gardens we have designed (Photos taken 28th August).
In many years, due to the mild weather in Devon and the South West, our clients have reported even later repeat flowering of many species. Some have continued to flower into the winter months.
Astrantias and Penstemons in particular will keep flowering well in to the late Autumn, as long as they are deadheaded and never allowed to dry out.