Enjoy This Gallery Of Mid To Late Summer Flowers

In fact this is more than a gallery since in addition to the sumptuous photos there are recommendations of the best varieties of each of these daisy-type flowers. ?? It is almost an A to Z of summer from Ageratum to Zinnia with many others in between. The plants are described in an article by Jennifer which I found on her Three Dogs In A Garden website.

“I will go pick daisies and have a happy heart.” Kimber Annie Engstrom?
What would high summer be without some daisy-type flowers? They are pure happiness atop a flower stem! Mid to late summer offers a wide range of this simple flower shape. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
This is my front garden back in 2013. I used to have loads of yellow Rudbeckia along the fence back then.
I pulled half of it out looking to add room for early summer flowers, but now that I reflect back at this glorious August display, I am now rather sorry to have been quite so ruthless. Perhaps it is better to shine for a brief time than to look mediocre over the long haul of a gardening season! Sometimes we gardeners have to learn by making mistakes. Now, I’m thinking of swinging back the other way and restoring some of the Rudbeckia.
Yellow Rudbeckia, Pink colored Zinnias, Sweet Potato Vine?and blue?
colored Floss Flower, Ageratum in a public park.
Floss Flower, Ageratum
Rudbeckia also looks great mixed in with annuals as you see here in this display at a local park. As with most plants you need a big patch of each type of flower to really have an impact.
I have two Rudbeckia cultivars to recommend you might try.
It wasn’t labeled but, I am going to guess that this is the popular Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’.
Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ has golden-yellow flowers with a black centre. It will easily grow in average garden soil. It likes sun, but is also happy in light shade. Removing spent flowers will prolong the display of blooms into the autumn. This perennial has a slow spreading habit, but is easy to remove where unwanted.?Height: 60-75 cm ( 23-29 inches), Spread: 45-60 cm (18-23 inches). USDA zones: 3-9.

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