Bejeweled with Japanese Anemones and ornamental grasses, this late summer planting idea includes just a few plants that will bring a splash of color to your garden right when you need it most. This plant palette can be easily replicated in many sunny garden situations. It includes the charming Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' (Japanese Anemone), the long-blooming Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' (Mountain Fleece), the airy bouquets of Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena) and the soft raspberry umbels of Sedum 'Herbstfreude' ('Autumn Joy').
They are interplanted with great ornamental grasses such as Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' (Zebra Grass) whose variegated foliage displays unusual, horizontal, soft yellow rings along its gracefully arching leaves; and the statuesque Stipa gigantea (Golden Oats).
Not to forget the dark crimson plumes and stunning, red colored foliage of Amaranthus cruentus 'Velvet Curtains' (Purple Amaranth) that adds drama and interest.
All plants are top performers, earning them the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Most of them are deer and rabbit resistant and make excellent cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home! Enjoy!