Some photoes shot on September 13th. Nearly all Heleniums have finished, and now the Helianthus is in the leading position.Most plants are yellow at this time.
Helianthus decapetalus Soleil d'Or is still holding on.
Helianthus Triomphe de Gand. Flowers much bigger than Capenoch Star. Needs a lot of water, or it will get mildew.
Delphinium Lanzentraeger. It was broken by the water hose, and sent a reblooming stalk. Selfsupporting in spite of its height.
Chrysanthemum Esther . Very hardy for me(6 years)
Heliopsis Asahi. This plant has catapulted to the top of my popularity list this year. The foliage is so clean and healthy so it almost looks artificial.
Echinacea Avalanche. Flowers worn down by the terrible storm 2 days in a row.
Rudbeckia laciniata Goldquelle. According to catalogues it should make 90 cm tall plant. But not for me. 75 cm at the best. Flowers long lasting.
Last six flowers on Lilium rosthornii.
Aster Umbellatus. The species is clumping, but its cultivar Weisser Schirm is a runner(thrown out!).Helianthus Carine in the background. I have a suspicion it will run. In any case it spreads faster than Lemon Queen.
My absolutely favourite Phlox Herbstwaltzer. It starts blooming in the beginning of September. I consider it my biggest discovery of the decade. It will replace my pink cultivars of Aster novi-angliae, which are mainly a mess(floppy and flowers open only in good weather, which is scarce). 1,2 m tall.
Artemisia lactiflora Edelweiss. A plant with a quiet charm. Needs a lot of water. Clumper.
Artemisia lactiflora Jane Russell. Nearly black stems.
Aconitum carmichaelli Royal Flush. Stands well.
Helianthus Bitter Chocolate. Smells of chocolate. The plant opens too much.
Aster glehnii Aglehnii. My absolutely favourite aster this year. 2 m tall, selfsupporting , magnificent.
Aster amellus Sonora . The tallest of A. amellus cultivars but best standing!!