Plants That Bloom In August
Summer’s last month doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the color, shape and scent show which starts in spring and develops over the next season. The garden looks tired after the scourging temperatures in July and there’s also a natural lull between summer and autumn-flowering perennials. However there are plants that lift the garden. If you want to have a full uninterrupted flower spectacle from spring to autumn then you should consider these plants that bloom in August.
Heleniums or Helen’s flower in some cultures are velvet-textured flowers with soft middles ringed by dazzling petals. They come in shades of orange, yellow and mahogany red and their bright-green foliage and daisy-like flowers provide a warm rush of color in mid and late summer.
Butterfly bush or Buddleja, an August-peaking flowering plant, is a large variety with arching branches, lance shaped leaves, and panicles of scented pale blue flowers. Nectar rich plants encourage beneficial wildlife into the garden by attracting pollinators.
Third on our list is Penstemon (the opening picture) or sour grape is a plant with grape colored flowers, blooming from July to October. The sun loving plant can grow as tall as one meters only two years after being planted.
Salvia is another summer flowering plant which provides the gardener with a wide range of sights and smells, as there are many different types of salvia. Many colors are available from different types of salvia and these include blues, purples, pinks, reds as well as some whites and yellows. Important to note salvia attracts pollinating insects which is also good for your garden.
Geraniums are well-known for the blooming abundance and will turn your little green corner into a small paradise. You can very easily combine various types of geraniums for a charming full colored effect as they are all-year-round flowering plants. Hardy Geraniums or Rozanne, Orion and Patricia species bloom in August.
Delphinium is another little demanding plant with blue flowers, peaking in August, growing well in a dry environment. Flowers can grow up to a 2 meter height at the top of the stem, with colors ranging from white, pink, red, blue and purple, depending on the climate.
Sources: Saga.co.uk, Thisoldhouse.com, Burncoose.co.uk