hot plants: slideshow of mid-september stars
THE GARDEN HAS PUT UP WITH A LOT THIS YEAR–astonishing rain, bouts of hail, and woodchucks galore–so it’s a wonder that anything feels like showing off at this late date. Thank goodness there are tough characters in the mix. From Lespedeza thunbergii to Clematis tangutica, yellow-fruited Viburnum dilatatum ‘Michael Dodge’ and more, the current hit list here.
Click on the first thumbnail to start the slides, then toggle from image to image using your computer’s arrow keys or the arrows beside each caption. Links to the plant profiles are below the thumbnails.
(with links to their profiles or more information)
- Viburnum dilatatum ‘Michael Dodge‘(shrub with prolific yellow fruit)
- Lespedeza thunbergii (giant perennial fountain of purple flowers)
- Clematis tangutica (vine with masses of gold flowers with purplish centers)
- Cornus kousa, or Kousa dogwood (large red fruit; a slideshow of all my dogwood species, including Kousa types, is here)
- Dolichos lablab (purple lablab bean, annual vine–and a food and feed crop elsewhere)
- Angelica gigas (wine-colored biennial, started blooming in July)
- Clematis ‘Roguchi’ (small purple bells summer into September)
- Hydrangea paniculata (panicle hydrangeas, starting to go from creamy to pink and buff tones now)