STAR LANDSCAPING PLANTS FOR SUMMER
Clematis are among the most loved of all the climbers due to its beautiful blooms. This late flowering clematis produces large dark purple flowers with a velvety texture from summer into autumn. Vigorous and reliable, plant this in full sun to part shade and train over pergolas, arches, arbours or a tree hardy enough to take its weight. The deep purple flowers will partner well with trees producing grey foliage like Pyrus salicifolia ‘Pendula’.
An attractive herbaceous perennial, yarrow has small feathery, fragrant leaves by which it gets its species name millefolium, or ‘a thousand leaves’. Yarrow flowers from spring through summer, giving off a profusion of small white and occasionally pink flowers with yellow centres borne on thin stems. Grow in full sun to part shade in a mixed or perennial border. Yarrow is beneficial to the health of the plants in its vicinity and the leaves are especially useful in the process of composting.
This hardy waterlily is a dwarf variety that flowers freely from spring through summer and produces gorgeous deep pink flowers and bronze leaves which mature to green. It is suitable for small ponds and water bowls, only requiring a depth of around 20 ⓖ 30cm of water.
This perennial produces distinct, pink daisy-like flowers with a cone-shaped centre from late summer through to early autumn. It is endemic to the tall and mid grass prairie, glade habitats, and open woodlands of North America, where it was revered by the indigenous people for its medicinal qualities. It’s stunningly beautiful and long lasting floral display sets off mixed or herbaceous beds and borders.