First up it's the Nippon Daisy or Montauk Daisy (Nipponanthemum nipponicum) that offers you the likes of summer. This late blooming autumn flower depending on your zone could still be in full bloom right now.
It’s the Nippon Daisy with its late blooming autumn flower.
Couple this with a few more favorites. Here's one from last October's post - First Place Backdrop Perennial. Take a peek at why this is a 'must-have' plant for the autumn garden - Amsonia hubrichtii. It's one of our all-star favorites but the grand finale is its late-season foliage, taking it over the top. You can add ornamental grasses for last season interest but here's a winner Hydrangea - H. paniculata 'Unique'. Include this one into your backdrop. Why? Because this particular Hydrangea provides much for your garden's late season interest. What starts off as a beautiful white blossom in the summer turns into, well, isn't this color just sweet?
Yes, the autumn leaves and its mass of brilliance may soon be missing from the fall
scene but these top choices extend color and foliage in the background while November
nips at your heels. As Henry Beston pointed out, “The leaves fall, the wind
blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its
winter wools.” So keep a backdrop of color to make the shift in temperatures feel
a tad less cold.
|H. paniculata 'Unique' should be included into your backdrop late color mix.|
|Even in an October snow, the H. paniculata 'Unique' offers color to your late-season garden.|
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