There are many best late summer flowers to plant. But I don’t have many of them planted at this time in my patio garden.
What I have blooming right now are the wild morning glories that come up all over the place that are likely weeds.
I also have the allium plant flowers and some of the zinnias I planted from seed. Some of the zinnias have unfortunately already turned brown and withered away.
Butterflies and bees love the zinnias as much as I do. I’ve also seen hummingbirds out there feasting on them.
If there’s an easier flower to grow than zinnias, I’d like to know what it is. Zinnias are annuals, meaning that they go from seed to flower to seed quickly.
They have performed the best in my patio container garden.
The insects love the allium flowers as well. Above is a bee enjoying itself.
Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that includes hundreds of species These include the cultivated onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, and leek.
Here is what some of my zinnias now look like. They have dried from the sun and turned brown.
Still, they are kind of pretty I think, even in this dried-out state.
This light purple petunia is getting more shade than the others. So it is doing better in terms of blooming because the heat hasn’t gotten to it as much here.
And I still have some petunias left. I planted three colors of petunias in the spring. The ones you see above have endured the best and longest.
19 Perennials Considered As Best Late Summer Flowers:
- Anise Hyssop
- Autumn Joy Stonecrop
- Balloon Flower
- Bee Balm
- Black-Eyed Susan
- Blue Cardinal Flower
- Japanese Anemone
- Joe-Pye Weed
- New England Aster
- Oriental Lily
- Pincushion Flower
- Red Valerian
- Shasta Daisy
- Showy Goldenrod
- True Blue Gentian
15 Of The Best Annuals For Late Summer Flowers:
- African Marigold
- Clary Sage
- Jasmine Tobacco
- Mealycup Sage
- Million Bells
- Moss Rose
- Plains Coreopsis
Morning glories are one of September’s birth flowers. The other flower is the aster.
The last two years I’ve planted quite a few zinnia and morning glory seeds. I think the morning glory flowers I have are from a weed family, but at least they are colorful.
Due to the awful heat, I have not seen any of the morning glory seeds I actually planted bloom.
They have leaves still, so I’m hoping in September I may see different flower colors.