Summing up August. The biggest August gems this year were:
Phlox Miss Pepper. Look at the foliage:
Rudbeckia laciniata Starcadia Razzle Dazzle.It grows only to 120 cm with me and clumps nicely.
Phlox amplifolia Minehaha. Look at the foliage:
Echinacea Champagne Bubbles. The best white ever.
Helenium Flammenrad. The best Helenium in existence. Big, bold , tall, storm proof. Here together with Rudbeckia Herbstsonne (Autumn Sun)
Heliopsis Asahi. Unbelievable this year. Foliage dark green and shiny.
Agastaches (Black Adder left, Blue Fortune right). They surprised me as being more hardy than I'd thought. While other plants were dying like flies during the winter, they all survived.
Lilium lancifolium Flore Pleno. It gives tons of colour and grows where I put it.
Sanguisorba Pink Brushes. The most spectacular of them all.
Monarda Balance(= Libra). Foliage still clean . Branches galore.
Kalimeris Madiva. I'm just so glad I discovered it.
Leucanthemum Stina . The best double, stands nicely. Leucanthemums get nailed by the winter. Only Stina, Fiona Coghill and Manhattan survived intact. The rest died or severely damaged
Rudbeckia laciniata Goldkugel. Unlike the old Hortensia, this one is a clumper and selfsupporting. Why it is so underused is beyond my imagination. A jewel. 1,5 m tall.
Aconitum variegatum paniculatum. The best monkshood for August. Sulfsupporting with clean foliage.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.