A whole season of growing and waiting means that now finally these monster perennials have reached full height and are producing spectacular blooms.

These perennials tower from 5-6 feet for Rudbeckia subtomentosa to up to 7 feet for Silphium (Cupplant) and Coreopsis tripteris.


Silphium perfoliatum produces masses of yellow daisy-like blooms. Bees rely on these for late season food.


Bumblebee on Silphium.


Coreopsis tripteris: This 7 foot giant has such wonderful textural foliage. The contrast of the foliage and the sky is beautiful.

Rudbeckia subtomentosa. This perennial Black Eyed Susan grows to almost six feet. Very hardy and long lived,

you can count on it for years of bloom. As a bonus the plants emit a wonderful spicy fragrance from the leaves later in the season.


 One of the great things about the end of August is the daylilies that are blooming are real stand outs in the garden, and there are oodles of annuals now fully mature and blooming. We will expect a good bloom show from now into October!


Here Zinnias and Purple Kale showcase various Miscanthus grass and a bunch of late blooming daylilies!


The old fashioned cultivar Boutonniere, which was developed by Dr Stout in the 1930's is a wonderful little orange that blooms quite late.


A newer cultivar: Lord Of Autumn, we hope to have a few pieces to sell next year


A late citrina hybrid, with an interesting bloom, hopefully we'll havce this moved out into the selling beds next year too. 


Close up of a red Zinnia


Two toned Zinnia


White Zinnia


Honeybee on a Zinnia


One of the newer Nicotiana species we're trialing. We love how it goes from white to pink as the blooms go by.

Peak season is past, but you'd hardly know it from the amount of blooms in the field! All the rain have produced 

scads of extra blooms. We are also seeing rebloom on daylilies that we don't usualy see rebloom on.


Bright gold Gwyneth is always a great bloomer this time of year into September. A super high bud count of 21

doesn't hurt. 


Ovation. Wow and wow! this daylily is just an eye magnet. The color is like a beacon in the garden. the fact that

Ovation seems to produce multiple blooms at once may also have something to do with it. 


Satin Glass type. This daylily came from my grandfather. Smooth satiny creamy melon. The color is wonderfully cool 

for August.


While the blooms are scattered, you can see the variety of daylily cultivars blooming. Creams, Oranges,Golds and pinks are all present.


Black Cherry, a later deeply saturated purple red with loads of late season blooms.


Two of our favorite tall annuals. Nicotiana sylvestris (white, front) and Tithonia

in the back. The light green foliage and the white nodding blooms are contrasted by

the deep green lobed\leaves and orange flowers of the Tithonia.