Garden Daisies

DAZZLING DAISIES

DAISY-TYPE FLOWERS dominate the late summer borders together with chrysanthemums and dahlias. These heavily petalled blooms enliven the last days of summer.

Aster novi-belgii ‘Lilac Time’, Aster novi-belgii – these asters form a pleasing composition.

♦ Taller growing asters require some form of staking. Hazel sticks are ideal.

 

Aster thompsonii ‘Nanus’ – Continuously in flower from mid-summer, this little aster is an invaluable garden plant. 45 x 25cm/1½ft x 10in.

Aster novi-belgii ‘Goliath’ – Regular division in spring results in freer flowering plants. 1.2m x 45cm/1 x 1½ft

Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’ – A long flowering period makes this a highly regarded daisy. 75 x 45cm/2½ft x 1½ft.

Aster novi-belgii ‘Beechwood Charm’ – Warm, vibrant flowers lighten drear days. 1.2m x 45cm/4 x 1½ft.

Dendranthema ‘Nathalie’ – Named cultivars are the result of much crossing and recrossing. 90cm/3ft.

Arctotis x hybrida ‘Wine’ – Treat this South African daisy as an annual in colder areas. 60cm/2ft.

Dendranthema ‘Ruby Mound’ – Deep ruby red flowers are tightly packed together. 1.2m/4ft.

 

♦ An effective association is achieved by planting deep pink dendranthema with Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’.

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ – These prolific yellow daisies with their black central cones seem to last for all time. Dead-heading prolongs the flowering season. 75 x 45cm/ 2½ft x 1½ft

Helianthus ‘Monarch’ – Brilliant yellow sunflowers soar skywards above rough foliage. 2.1 x 1m/7 x 3ft.

♦ Grown from seed sunflowers are great favourites with children.

Schizostylis coccinea ‘Sunrise’ – Kaffir lilies continue to bloom even in low temperatures.. 60 x 30cm/2 x 1ft

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ – Butterflies love this sedum which remains pleasing throughout the winter. 60 x 60cm/2 x 2ft

 

LAST BLOOMS

AS THE GARDENING YEAR draws to a close, and thoughts once more turn to spring, there is still much in the flower garden to attract attention and excite interest.

Nerine bowdenii – These showy South African bulbs are reliably hardy. 45 x 20cm/2½ft x 8in

♦ When planting, place bulbs on a little horticultural grit to improve drainage.

07. June 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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