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What’s in Bloom: August 12-19

In the Perennial Border – East:

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Carafe Grenache’ (Rose Mallow); the enormous deep pink flowers of this hardy hibiscus last two or three days, replaced continuously with new ones from mid-summer to early fall

Phlox paniculata ‘Norah Leigh’ (Summer of Garden Phlox); this variegated form with while marble-edged leaves does better with some afternoon shade

In the Perennial Border – North:

Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant’ (Showy Stonecrop) with Sedum ‘Postman’s Pride’ (Stonecrop); Brilliant has excellent compact form so it doesn’t flop and lots of hot pink star flowers, attractive to butterflies; shown here with the very deep black-purple of Postman’s Pride

In the Garden Hall Courtyard – Bank:

Ligularia ‘Osiris Fantaisie’ (Bigleaf Ligularia); this newer introduction of the Osiris series has deep purple leaves maturing to bronze and olive-green; likes a consistently moist location

In the Garden Hall Courtyard – Bank:

Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ (Japanese Windflower); this selection of Japanese anemone is probably the hardiest, flowering about a month earlier than other varieties

In the Entry Garden:

Helenium autumnale ‘Moerheim Beauty’ (Helen’s Flower); unlike other daisy flowers, helenium have a very distinctive shape; they prefer full sun, flowering from late June to August

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