And Hibiscus ‘Blue River II’ (hardy hibiscus) does not disappoint! Rivalling Hibiscus ‘Kopper King’ in beauty, you just have to decide what colour you prefer. Blue River II is a true white.
The Perennial Border flowers-on well into September, here with Physostegia virginiana ‘Pink Bouquet’ (obedient plant). The bees are still loving this plant, known for its ‘obedient’ flowers which will individually bend in whichever direction you place them.
Anemone x hybrida ‘Robustissima’ (grape-leaf anemone) has been flowering since mid-August in both the Garden Hall Courtyard and the Entry Garden.
Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ (perennial sunflower) in the Perennial Border, flowers well into fall. The tall (6.5feet) strong stems support clusters of lemon-yellow sunflowers.
It’s also time for flowers turning to berries. In the Show Garden, Cornus mas ‘Variegata’ (variegated Cornelian cherry) has bright orange-red berries which pop against the variegated foliage.
Cercis canadensis (Eastern redbud) in the Nature Garden has its branches laden with seed pods.
The showy, dusty-blue berries of Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon grape) in the Garden Hall Courtyard, are but a prelude to the fall colour that will follow.
The branches of Lindera benzoin (spicebush) in the Nature Garden, are laden with clusters of green berries, ready to turn red.