Coreopsis verticillata moonbeam, Epimedium x versicolor Sulphureum, Erigeron karvinskianus, Miscanthus sinensis, persicaria affinis, six on saturday, Zinnia Queeny Lime Red
The six I have chosen today are from my favourites this morning. A cool day here, autumnal temperatures and breezy.
A petite, gentle yellow, flower that appears in a profusion of late season flowers at a time when I have forgotten all about her. She has just started to open amongst the grasses.
Another daisy type that is performing well at this time of the year is Fleabane, Erigeron Karvinskianus. A joyful kind of flower but very promiscuous popping up everywhere. Easy going, shallow rooted so easy to remove although I cannot imagine why you would ever want to.
Ground cover for poor ground is this dwarf Persicaria affinis. There is nothing small about it other than its height as it spreads itself and carpets an area very effectively. These flower from spring through to the frosts with lovely little candy tufts of pale pinks through to red.
Another attractive ground covering plant this is suited to part shade : Epimedium x versicolor Sulphureum is looking fresh for this time of year . Such a lovely leaf shape and markings.
The grasses are looking great and glamorous at this time of year. Clumps of Miscanthus are bulking up and swishing in the wind.
Last and by no means least is Zinnia Queeny Lime Red. To be frank she’s not Lime nor is she a Queen but still quite nice. Grown from Thompson &Morgan seed.
That’s it, my six to share with our host The Propagator and you of course.
Have a good weekend wherever you are and thanks for reading. D.
Wild Daffodil said:
Especially love the Zinnia.
Hmm I’m not sure. It’s not what I was expecting. I thought it would be brighter
CadyLuck Leedy said:
My favorite this week is Queeny Lime Red! Beautiful!
That’s what my zinnias look like. It’s what they usually look like every single year, no matter what color seeds I buy. I am always disappointed, they just look so faded to me. I keep trying, even though zinnias are not my favorite. They are so dry. I grew Green Envy once, and it was just colorless!
That coreopsis looks perfect among the grasses, Dorris. I have read about the promiscuity of the erigeron but it hasn’t happened here so I was thrilled when I found a seedling in a crack between paving slabs,,, long may it continue! The colour of the zinnia reminds me of some edible but I can’t remember what…am I thinking of Strawberry Mivvi or is it just fruit puree of some sort do you think…rhubarb perhaps? Yes, I think that’s it!
Strawberry/ rhubarb mivvi that’s it!
Fleabane is more popular than I expect it to be. We grow it because it behaves like a native, but it is invasive enough that I would expect it to be weedy in other climates. It does look prettier in pictures though. It can get crispy or discolored by warm weather without much humidity.
It is very popular in UK as it suits the climate and fills cracks in old paths and steps creating a romantic soft edge to hard landscaping
Hairbells and Maples said:
Lovely selection, and I especially like the colour of the Coreopsis. The fleabane is a very useful filler plant!
Fleabane fills every space given a chance!
A lovely Miscanthus there, a chara, although Im also inclined to vote for the lovely little (big) Persicaria.
All votes welcome