There are lots os September flowering cottage garden plants but most of them are plants that don’t survive or thrive here in my London garden. The echinaceas, aster daisies, dahlias, heleniums, cannas, etc just don’t do well here.
But here in the lovely low sunshine of a London September are some plants that are looking beautiful right now, giving the garden colour, movement and interest.
An old epimedium spilling over its pot going pink in the autumn
Sedum starting to flower. I chopped it back in June so it won’t flop too much
Sedum is one of the typical September cottage garden plants – completely reliable and indestructible. It’s also a bee magnet and bring wildlife to the garden.
Japanese fern giving green and bronze interest in a blue pot
Hakonechloa waving in the breeze always looks good in a tall pot
Japanese anemones light up an autumn border. A common and useful September cottage garden plant.
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A golden form of hakonechloa shines out in the low sun
So there are my September cottage garden plants. Minimal flowers, just swaying grasses and interesting leaves.
The garden is looking lovely. Every sunny day is a bonus. Fingers crossed we get some more. I still haven’t bought any bulbs yet so more on that next time but here is a post I wrote in 2016 about buying and planting spring bulbs.