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Late Summer

Late summer brings an explosion of flowering perennials, annuals and bulbs, offering a rich range of colors, heights, and flower shapes!

Late summer brings an explosion of flowering bulbs and perennials, offering a rich range of colors, heights, and flower shapes. Stars of the summer border, they are accompanied by a plethora of beautiful flowering shrubs, some sweetly scented, to create a colorful show and fill the garden with a spectacular palette of color and fragrance. Check out our list of heat-loving, drought tolerant flowers and browse our fabulous summer garden ideas. They will provide you with a wealth of inspiration and help you design a lovely summer garden that satisfies you for months on end.


Late Summer Guides


A Beautiful Duo with Agave 'Blue Flame' and 'Blue Glow'

Simple but stunning, this Mediterranean duo includes two spectacular Agave hybrids. Imagine how gorgeous this duo becomes when backlit by the sun in early morning or late afternoon! 

A Beautiful Fall Border Idea with Asters, Verbena and Grasses

Summer might be over but the gardening season is not as evidenced by this beautiful late-summer garden which marries small and medium-sized plants with great fall colors. You can easily replicate it in your own garden.

A Beautiful Fall Border Idea with Dahlias, Verbena and Grasses

Very attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and birds, this interesting planting combination reveals its splendor, season after season.

A Brightly Colored Path

Awash with color, these terracota slab stones steps are closely adorned with Verbena 'Homestead Purple' (Verbena Canadensis), a vigorous, award-winning perennial that blooms its heart out in a profuse display of rich, bright purple blossoms from late spring

A Brilliant Summer Border Idea with Crocosmia, Agapanthus and Grasses

Easy to re-create in your garden, this planting is care-free and uses little water.

A Brilliant Summer Border Idea with Crocosmia, Dahlia and Canna Lilies

Set your garden border ablaze for weeks from midsummer to fall with 3 outstanding plants: Crocosmia, Dahlia and Canna. 

A Californian Retreat

Isn't this spectacular plant combination a real masterpiece with its staggering reddish rosettes of Paddle Plants (Kalanchoe Luciae) providing a strong architectural and exotic presence in this border?

A Captivating Perennial Planting with Rudbeckia, Salvia, Verbena and Antirrhinum

A long-lasting summer border with just a few ingredients for a captivating result.

A Charming Border Idea with Allium, Nepeta & Grasses

Create stunning, easy care and long-lasting border combinations like this one. Inspired from prairie planting, this modern and natural planting combines the rich, cool purple flower spikes of Catmint 'Six Hills Giant' (Nepeta x faassenii) with the billowing blooms of Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa tenuissima), providing an attractive contrast and airiness to this border.

A Charming Border Idea with Alliums, Garden Pinks & Wallflowers

Here is a charming plant combination that can be enjoyed for weeks and is fairly easy to replicate at home. It combines the cheerful and sometimes unusual blossoms of Alliums, Garden Pinks, Sage and Wallflowers for a color explosion from late spring to late summer. Add a few Stonecrops (Sedums) to extend the color fireworks into fall!

A Charming Garden Idea with Thyme, Lavender and Other Shrubs

This charming garden includes ribbons of soft color in a romantic planting style and timeless simplicity. Packed with deer and drought resistant plants, this garden is a delight in terms of fragrance, forms and texture.

A Charming Late Summer Garden Idea with Japanese Anemone, Sedum and Grass

This late summer tapestry has been created by weaving together late season perennials and ornamental grasses. Rather than each having their own space, the partners each mingle, encroach and intertwine on and with the other as a reflection of their perfect marriage.

A Charming Late Summer Garden Idea with Japanese Anemones and Mountain Fleece

Bejeweled with Japanese Anemones and Mountain fleece, 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.

A Charming Late Summer Garden Idea with Japanese Anemones, Sedum and Grasses

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. 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!

A Charming Late Summer to Fall Duo: Japanese Anemones & Asters

This spectacular pair of perennials will provide weeks of joyful color in your borders from late summer to fall. A classic and vibrant mix of contrasting pink and purple for the late season perennial border. Perfect for wet soils. Deer and rabbit resistant too!

A Charming Mediterranean Stone Path

Who wouldn't want to stroll along this beautiful and fragrant pathway where clumps of Tulbaghia violacea spring up between the ornamental grass, Stipa tenuissima?

A Charming Plant Combination for Shady Gardens: Hydrangea, Japanese Maple and Boxwood

Easy on the eyes, this simple and elegant plant combination is a pleasure to live with. Perfect for the shade garden, its refreshing plant palette of green and white plants provides a cooling and pleasing effect. An easy and remarkable scenery to enjoy from spring to fall. Most plants are rabbit resistant and have been granted the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for their outstanding qualities. Enjoy!

A Charming Summer to Fall Duo: Achillea & Aster

This spectacular pair of perennials will provide weeks of joyful color in your borders from mid summer to fall.

A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Achillea and Digitalis

Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, this summer border, awash with colors and shapes, is really fascinating. A few perennials were used to create this striking look

A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Agastache and Artemisia

A lovely plant combination for a long lasting display. Easy to grow and low care, the plants selected offer a soft harmony of pink and blue shades that are soothing to the eye. All plants are deer and rabbit resistant. Enjoy!

A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Agastache and Echinacea

A simple and easy plant combination to create for a lovely and unforgettable spectacle! Easy to grow and fairly low care, most plants are attractive to butterflies or hummingbirds!

A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Clematis and Artemisia

Attractive to butterflies but ignored by deer!

A Cheerful Summer Border Idea with Dahlias, Helenium and Heliopsis

Try tearing your eyes away! Fairly easy to recreate, this planting includes 3 gaily-colored Dahlias, a caramel and gold Helenium (Sneezeweed) and the profuse sunny, fluffy pompons of False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides).