Plants - Perennials

Inspired pairings for the late summer garden

By
Judith Adam

Some combos to try:

  • ‘Brilliantissima' red chokeberry + ‘Rose Glow' barberry + ‘Arendsii' monkshood
  • Pink Diamond hydrangea + ‘Worcester Gold' bluebeard
  • ‘Honorine Jobert' Japanese anemone + ‘Red Jade' weeping crabapple
  • ‘Fireworks' goldenrod + Autumn Joy stonecrop + ‘Goldsturm' black-eyed Susan
  • Dwarf calamint + ‘Herrenhausen' ornamental oregano + silver sage


Key:

Aconitum ‘Bressingham Spire': 1, A. carmichaelii ‘Arendsii': 2, Actaea matsumurae simplex ‘White Pearl': 3,
A. racemosa: 4, A. simplex ‘Brunette': 5, A. s. ‘Hillside Black Beauty': 6, Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert': 7, Aronia arbutifolia ‘Brilliantissima': 8, Aster novi-belgii ‘Blue Lagoon': 9, A. n-b. ‘Royal Ruby': 10, Berberis thunbergii forma atropurpurea ‘Bailone': 11, B. t. forma a. ‘Rose Glow': 12, Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta: 13, Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Worcester Gold': 14, Cimicifuga americana: 15, Cotoneaster divaricatus: 16, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Interhydia': 17, Malus ‘Red Jade': 18, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light': 19, Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen': 20, Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm': 21, Salvia argentea: 22, Sedum ‘Herbstfreude': 23, Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks': 24, Stachys byzantina ‘Big Ears': 25, Tricyrtis hirta: 26, Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Northblue': 27. Kirengeshoma palmata: 28.

Sources:

Au Jardin de Jean-Pierre: 5, 7, 11, 12, 17-19, 23, 25.

Brentwood Bay Nurseries: 2, 3, 5, 14, 19, 21, 23, 26.

Budd Gardens Perennials: 6, 21, 23.

Canning Perennials: 2, 7, 13, 14, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26.

Corn Hill Nursery Ltd.: 6, 17, 18, 23.

Fraser's Thimble Farms: 2, 3, 5, 7.

Golden Acre Garden Sentre: 27.

Lost Horizons Nursery: 1, 3-6, 9, 10, 15, 19, 22, 24-26.

Mason Hogue Gardens: 1, 6, 7, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26.

Pacific Rim Native Plant Nursery: 28.

Pleasant Valley Nurseries Ltd.: 5, 23.

Sheridan Nurseries Ltd.: 3, 5, 7-9, 12, 18, 21, 23, 26.

Wild Things Plant Farm: 28.

Woodland Nurseries: 16.

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