Clockwise from top left: Helenium
, Rudbeckia and Crocosmia can all add late summer colour to borders
Add a bit of colourful with choisya ternata, crocosmia lucifer and helenium
Red schizostylis coccinea Major, russet-coloured helenium
Moerheim Beauty, cool yellow phygelius aequalis Yellow Trumpet, blue agapanthus Headbourne Hybrids and bright blue aster frikartii Monch all provide late colour.
and inulas are the backbone of the garden from July until September and beyond.
, dahlias and tangy-green euphorbias are high on the list if you want your garden to sizzle, while some varieties of canna provide the reds, oranges and variegated foliage you need to prolong that tropical feel.
Plant alongside heleniums
, sedums and asters for a gorgeous contrast between their spiky flowers and daisy blooms of late-flowering perennials.
Divide perennials such as Michael's daisies and autumn-flowering heleniums
to keep them growing well.
This should benefit plants including lupins (pictured below), delphiniums, heleniums
This should benefit plants including lupins, delphiniums, heleniums
and kniphofia (red hot pokers) are great for adding colour to tired borders.
WHAT'S NEXT: Rudbeckias are starting their show now and other North American daisies heleniums
and helianthus add to the celebrations.
While ornamental grasses and the daisy-like blooms of heleniums
and rudbeckias provide colour, it's important to have some shrubs in your border which will provide the link between the end of summer and the beginning of autumn and beyond.