Flowering annual plants add color in late summer, autumn

The variety of flowers that grow in the garden in late summer and autumn attracts our attention.

Happily, something else is needed besides chrysanthemums.

Over the years, many blossoms bloom. If they are not available for purchase now, add them to your spring plant list. Remember, annual plants live from year to year.

The Japanese anemone ax hybrida blooms in late summer and autumn. This plant prefers well-mixed soils and can tolerate partial shade.

The leaf forms a low-growing mound that can grow up to 12 inches in height. The long stem allows the flowers to grow beautifully on the leaves and give a light and airy feel to the landscape.

During flowering, the height of the plant can range from 2 to 4 feet, depending on the farmer. The stem of a flower holds many flowers in a single stem.

Flower colors include white, pink, and pink. Two good varieties of Japanese anemones are September attractive and honorable Robert.

Perovskia atriplicifolia is the annual plant of the year. It has small, blue-blue flowers that last from July to September.

Tubular flowers appear on stems 12 to 15 inches above the leaves.

The plant can grow up to 3 to 5 feet tall. The Russian sage works best in full sun and in poorly drained soil.

The gray-white leaves and the long flowering season make this plant very desirable. The leaf may increase winter interest in the garden, but it needs to be cut in the spring.

When the leaf is crushed, it has a sweet smell that reminds me of sages.

Another special annual event for spring is the sedum (Sedum spectabile). The leaf is thick and fleshy. The leaves are silver-green in color.

Plants grow between 18 and 24 inches in height and grow into mounds. Flower heads 3 to 6 inches wide form at the ends of the leaves.

Available flowers are red, pink and ivory. Shiny sedum flowers attract butterflies that collect nectar from the flower. Taita sedum flowers can be used in fresh or dried flower arrangements.

The bathroom requires little maintenance. Well-drained soil is important, as it decomposes in poorly drained soil. This plant grows in the sun or in the shade of light.

Utarochium weed, a native of Kentucky, blooms from July to September. The dense flower heads are made of small, 33-inch pink flowers at the ends of the leaves. Depending on the growth conditions and the plant, the plant can grow to a height of 2 to 7 feet.

The plant grows 2 to 4 feet wide. It prefers full sun to divide shade and moist soil, which means it grows in rainy gardens. It is indeed a butterfly magnet.

Aster x frikartii blooms until late summer. The flowers are 2 to 3 inches long. The color of the flower may be lavender-blue with a yellow center.

Frequent Esther prefers well-drained soil and full sun. Plants are 2 to 3 feet tall.

Long grains may need to be cleaned to prevent them from falling off. Large groups of Frikart’s aster create a visual effect in the garden.

Michael Daisy or New York Aster (Esther Novi-Belgi) blooms in late summer and autumn. Flower colors for this annual Esther include violet, white, lavavan-blue and blue.

The flowers are small, 0.75 to 1 inch wide, and form a head-like clump.

There are gardeners with large flowers. Depending on the plant, the plant can grow from 1 to 6 feet in height.

Long grains may need to be cleaned to prevent them from falling off. This ash grows well in sunny and well-drained soil. Butterflies are attracted to both species.

For shady places, Tol Lily, (Trickritis Herta) adds color. It blooms until late summer. The flowers have a white background with purple dots.

The flowers are about 1 inch long and look like lilies or orchids. The bow stems reach 2 to 3 feet in height and 1.5 to 2 feet wide.

The flowers appear to the ends. These flowers appear in close proximity due to their size. This plant prefers well-drained but moisture-repellent soils in organic matter.

Contact the Davis County Cooperative Expansion Service at 270-685-8480 or annette.heisdorffer@uky.edu for more information on annual plants that grow in late summer and late autumn.

Annette’s advice

It is difficult to manage bag worms during this year. The bag is 1 inch long and can be removed by hand and controlled. The next eggs are in bags. If they are too high to reach, wait and wait until the larvae appear in May or early June and then manage them.

Upcoming event

Extension Master Horticulture Training, which trains volunteers to spread knowledge in the community based on gardening and science, will be offered from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 24 through January, January and January. .14, 2022 Holidays. The application process includes background checks and personal references. Applications close September 1.

The registration fee is $ 85 for the manual and resources. Class size is limited to 20. Participants are required to volunteer 40 hours of volunteer work in response to the training. For more information and application, contact the Davis County Cooperative Extension Service Office at 270-685-8480.

Annette Meyer Heiderdofer, PhD, is a Vegetable Extension Agent with the Davis County Extension Office. It can be reached at 270-685-8480.

Annette Meyer Heiderdofer, PhD, is a Vegetable Extension Agent with the Davis County Extension Office. It can be reached at 270-685-8480.


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