Although spring may be the season for planting, there are plenty of flowers ideal for late summer gardening. You can find a variety of late-blooming plants at your local flower shop, and the experts at Devine Orchid Florist in Hamden, CT, have a few recommendations. Choosing the right plants will let you fill your garden with rich colors well into autumn, so follow the guide below for inspiration.
2017 Guide to Late Summer Flowers
1. Threadleaf Coreopsis
To give a flowerbed or bundle a rich, full look, plant some threadleaf coreopsis. This clustering flower blooms vibrant, yellow heads among bunches of stems and will contrast well against the coming autumn colors.
A flower shop favorite for flower arrangements, perennial chrysanthemums are a perfect end-of-summer plant. They save one of their best blooms for late July and create a variety of red, purple, and pink shades that will complement surrounding foliage.
3. Pincushion Flowers
These delicate plants grow quickly, sprouting to about a foot tall and blooming plush flowers in blue, pink, and violet. They fit well alongside larger contrasting flowers and will fill emptier areas too small for larger plants.
White goes with any color, and matricaria is ideal for emphasizing the rich colors of its neighbors. From late summer to autumn, these flowers will fit any flower arrangement, garden, or bouquet, adding a pleasant aesthetic.
Another plant you’ll find in any flower shop, hydrangeas hold up great as summer concludes. When planted in the shade, they’ll bloom for almost two months, and the large variety available will allow you to mix and match colors as needed.
Whether you’re looking to add some flair to your garden or need flowers for a special occasion, turn to the staff at Devine Orchid Florist. They’ve created stunning arrangements for more than 30 years and will help you pick out the ideal flowers as summer comes to a close. Call (203) 535-1626 to speak with their friendly staff and learn about their free flower delivery services for Hamden, Cheshire, North Haven, and New Haven residents. Visit their website to browse their selection of wedding flowers and connect with them on Facebook to learn more about their flower shop.