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Garden Plants in Flower August - Shrubs, Perennials, Bulbs. Flowers, Colour 

Much of what happens in the garden by way of appearance in August, will be determined by the weather situation. But whatever - sunshine or rain - you can bet that the normal August flowers will do their utmost to put on a show. It is after all their only method of survival in the long term. No flowers, no seed. No seed, no continuation. The full range of flowering plants encompasses Perennials, shrubs, trees and bulbs.

The Flowertime Project still nears you help and input to endure its success, so please let us know what you find in flower this month. Autumn is waiting to have its say and impact on the garden plants.

 Maybe that is the reason why so many plants put on their best floral display in this month. Shrubs will have generally had their say earlier in the year. Now is the time for the perennials to take over prime spot - unless you know different! Please share with us!

Here's a few of the flowering plants that you can look forward to seeing in August.

Campsis radicans - Chilean Trumpet VineAgapanthus inapurtus hollandiiAllium nutans SuperbumCrocosmia Severn SunriseClematis x durandiiEchinacea purpureus Magnus

We need to know about SHRUBS flowering in August  ... Such as

Campsis | Hydrangea | Berberis | Escallonia | Abelia | Clematis | Eucryphia |

We need to know about PERENNIALS incl. BULBS flowering in August ... Such as ...

Agapanthus | Agastache | Crocosmia | Salvia | Clematis perennial | Echinacea | Rudbeckia | Aster | Allium | Argyranthemum | Artemisia | Cyclamen | Diascia | Echinops | Eryngium | Eucomis | Sedum | Euphatorium | Geranium |

Flowering plants, shrubs, perennials, trees and bulbs in the August Garden


 Assorted Perennials Festuca glauca - Blue Fescue
Assorted Perennials giving a taste as to what August can be like with flowering plants. Penstemons; Crocosmia; Heleniums; Foliage of dark Canna; Rudbeckia:
Festuca glauca Ornamental Blue Fescue Grass

Penstemon Alice HindleyPenstemon Andreken Ans Friedrich HahnPenstemon Countess of Dalkeith
Penstemon Alice Hindley
Penstemon Andreken Ans Friedrich
Penstemon Countess of Dalkeith


Eucomis comosaIndigofera heteranthaLigularia Britt-Marie Crawford
Eucomis comosa - The Pineapple Lily An unusual perennial.
Indigofera heterantha
Ligularia 'Britt-Marie Crawford'

Lilium henryiiLilium Red DutchLilium 'Touching
Lilium henryii -
Lilium 'Red Dutch'
Lilium 'Touching'

Lysimachia nummularia AureaLythrum salicaria FeuerkerzeLythrum virgatum 'Dropmore_Purple'
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' The golden foliage is as important as the yellow flowers!
Lythrum salicaria 'Feuerkerze'
Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple'

Miscanthus sinensis Morning_LightNemesia Wisley Vanilla
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Nemesia 'Wisley Vanilla'

Hosta Flowering Lilium superbum - TurkscapAconitum - Monks Hood - Sparkes Variety
Hosta fortunei in flower
Lilium superbum
Aconitum 'Spark's Variety' - Monkshood

Achillea millefolium MoonshineAchillea millefolium CredoAchillea filipendula 'Golden Plate'
Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine'
Achillea 'Credo'
Achillea filipendulina 'Golden Plate'

Agapanthus African LilyAgapanthus Midnight BlueAgapanthus 'Purple Cloud'
Agapanthus African Lily - Unknown
Agapanthus 'Midnight Blue' Nile Lily
Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud'

Agapanthus Quink DropsAgapanthus 'Silver Jubilee'Alstroemeria Tessa
Agapanthus 'Quink Drops'
Agapanthus 'Silver Jubilee'
Alstroemeria 'Tessa'

Argyranthemum - Petite PinkArtimesia lactiflora Guizhuo GroupCanna Panache
Argyranthemum 'Petite Pink' - Frost hardy in sheltered dry soil conditions.
Artemisia lactiflora Guizhuo Group
Canna 'Panache'

Clematis 'Arabella'Clematis diversifoliaCleamatis Kaiu
Clematis 'Arabella'
Clematis diversifolia - Harden semi-climbing herbaceous or deciduous perennial
Clematis Kaiu

Clematis viticella purpurea plena ElegansClematis x durandiiCrambe maritima
Clematis viticella purpurea plena Elegans
Clematis x durandii  How to grow Clematis
Crambe maritima - With whit flowers, but we do not apologise for this splendid silver foliage shot in August

Crocosmia 'Vulcan'Diascia PersonataEchinops bannaticus Taplow Blue
Crocosmia 'Vulcan' A vivid splash of August flower power.
Diascia personata
Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue'


Eryngeum x tripatitumEuphatorium maculatum AtropurpureaEuphorbia donii Armjimassa_
Eryngium x tripartitum
Euphatorium maculatum 'Atropurpurea'
Euphorbia donii 'Armjimassa'

The autumn flowering plants start to put on a display in August - none more so than the Heleniums...

Helenium Moerheim BeautyHelenium Sahil's Early FlowerHelenium Waltraut
Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'
Helenium Sahil's Early Flower
Helenium 'Waltraut'

Hemerocallis 'Alan.Hemerocallis Pink Damask
Hemerocallis 'Alan' - Day Lily
Hemerocallis 'Pink Damask'


Geranium Mavis SimpsonHeliopsis helianthoides Var ScabraMonarda didyma Violet Queen
Geranium 'Mavis Simpson'
Heliopsis helianthoides Var Scabra
Monarda didyma 'Violet Queen'

Penstemon Pennington GemPenstemon Sour GrapesPenstemon Countess of Dalkeith
Penstemon Pennington Gem
Penstemon Sour Grapes
Penstemon Countess of Dalkeith


Briza media Penstemon Mother of pearlPenstemon Port Wine
Briza media - Ornamental grass
Penstemon Mother of pearl
Penstemon Port Wine - Penstemon Main Page

Hypericum kouytchensePenstemon Strawberry FancyPenstemon White Bedder
Hypericum kouytchense. There are several varieties of the valuable shrub that are worth planting. We explain here.
Penstemon Strawberry Fancy
Penstemon White Bedder


Penstemons MixturePerovskia Blue SpiritPersicaria amplexicaulis Atrosanguinea
Penstemons Assorted colours
Perovskia Blue Spirit
Persicaria amplexicaulis Atrosanguinea1


Persicaria amplexicaulis RoseaPhlomis russelianaPhlox Fancy Feelings
Persicaria amplexicaulis Rosea
Phlomis russeliana
Phlox paniculata 'Fancy Feelings'

Phlox paniculata Eve CullumPhlox paniculata NesperisPhlox paniculata Snow Hare
Phlox paniculata 'Eve Cullum'
Phlox paniculata 'Nesperis'
Phlox paniculata 'Snow Hare'

Phlox paniculata SkylightRosa Fellowship Harwelcome FbRosa Heart of Gold HT
Phlox paniculata Skylight
Rosa Fellowship Harwelcome Fb
Rosa Heart of Gold HT - Roses Main page


Stachys officinalis Hummero
Stachys officinalis 'Hummero'


Eucryphia nymansensisGaura lindheimeriGaura lindheimeri 'Rosy Jane'
Eucryphia nymansensis - A spectacular flowering evergreen shrub
Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura lindheimeri '
Rosy Jane'

Helenium CoppeliaHelenium Summer WonderDelphiniums Trials
Helenium 'Coppelia'
Helenium 'Summer Wonder' - Sommewunder
Delphinium Trials at Wisley RHS Garden


Abelia schumanii Agastache Blue FortuneArctotis Flame Hybrid
Abelia schumanii - Evergreen flowering shrub
Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
Arcotis Flame Hybrid - Non hardy perennial

Diascia Salmon flowersDiascia BlueDiascia and Nemesia in container
Diascia - often sold for hanging baskets but a good garden plant in sunny border
Blue Diascia
Container planting of Diascia and Nemesia. The container needed no other plants.

Diascia Honey OlympicsDiascia small-flowered MauveEccremocarpos scaber Tresco Crimson
Diascia Honey Olympics
Diascia small-flowered - Mauve puts on a dazzling August flowering display
Eccremocarpos scaber 'Tresco Crimson - A reasonable hardy perennial climber

Lobelia Hadspens PurpleAssorted hardy LobeliasLobelia 'Pink Flamingo'
Lobelia 'Hadspen's Purple'
Assorted hardy Lobelias
Lobelia 'Pink Flamingo'

Lobelia PurpleLobelia syphilitica f. AlbaNandina domestica Richmond
Hardy Lobelia cardinalis type - Purple.
Lobelia syphilitica f. Alba
Nandina domestica 'Richmond' - Quite a rare sight is the Nandina flowering in August


Galtonia candicansHosta 'Tall Boy'Hydrangea paniculata Floribunda
Galtonia candicans
Hosta 'Hamabo'
Hydrangea paniculata 'Floribunda'

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond'Hydarngea paniculata 'Unique'Hydrangea quercifoliaHydarngea quercifolia - Earl foliage colour
Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond' - before the flowers turn pink.
Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique'
Hydrangea quercifolia  |  Hydrangea quercifolia Early foliage colour

Rudbeckia Echinacea WhiteRudbeckia hirta TotoStipa calamagrostis
Rudbeckia Echinacea White
Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto'
Stipa calamagrostis


Hydrangea paniclata 'Green Spire'Osteospermum WhirlybirdOsteospermum Sunny Mary 
Hydrangea paniculata 'Green Spire'
Osteospermum 'Whirlybird' - Cape Daisy
Osteospermum Sunny Mary

Veronicastrum virginicum Lavendelturm
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm'

Agastache barberi 'Tutti Frutti'Agastache 'Black Adder'Agastache rupestris
Agastache barberi 'Tutti Frutti'
Agastache austromontanum
Agastache rupestris

Agastache Black AdderStipa gigantea Giant Golden Oats 
Agastache 'Black Adder'
Stipa gigantea Giant Golden Oats


Ligularia stenocephalaLily StargazerOriganum laevigatum Herrenhause
Ligularia stenocephala
Lilium Stargazer
Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhause'

Origanum Rosenkuppel_Rudbeckia fulgida var sulivantii GoldsturmSalvia forreri
Origanum 'Rosenkuppel'
Rudbeckia fulgida var sulivantii Goldsturm
Salvia forreri


Agapanthus inapurtus hollandiiAgapanthus Loch HopeAgapanthus 'Snowmound'
Agapanthus inapurtus hollandii - Light Blue African Lily
Agapanthus 'Loch Hope'
Agapanthus 'Snowmound' - White African Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus How to care

Allium nutans 'Superbum'Artemisia lactiflora ElfenbeinAstilbe chinensis Pumilla

Allium nutans 'Superbum'
Artemisia lactiflora Elfenbein
Astilbe chinensis Pumilla

Astrantia major 'Roma'Canna indica TchadCrocosmia Severn Sunrise
Astrantia major 'Roma'
Canna indica 'Tchad'
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Severn Sunrise'

Eryngium giganteum Miss Wilmott's GhostHelenium Rubinswerg
Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Wilmott's Ghost'
Helenium 'Rubinswerg'


Crocosmia 'Solfaterre'Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'Echinacea purpurea Ahite Swan
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Solfaterre' - Crocosmia Main Page
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Hedera helix Little Diamond adult foliagePennisetum villosum
Hedera helix 'Little Diamond' Adult foliage - after several years - allows for late flowers which are invaluable for a late supply of pollen for honey bees!
Pennisetum villosum - Feathertop Grass



Campsis radicansLobelia speciosa Fan BurgundyLobelia x speciosum vedrariensis
Campsis radicans - Trumpet Vine climber
Lobelia speciosa 'Fan Burgundy'
Lobelia x speciosum vedrariensis

Viburnum betulifolium
Viburnum betulifolium - Berries starting ready for Autumn colour


Eucomis bicolorEucomis comosa Dark FormEucomis pallidiflora
Eucomis bicolor
Eucomis comosa Dark Form
Eucomis pallidiflora

Eucomis autumnalis  syn E undulataEucomis cordataEucomis comosa
Eucomis autumnalis syn E undulata
Eucomis cordata
Eucomis comosa

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'Hibiscus syriacus 'Hamabo'Lobelia 'Brightness'
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold' is a flowering shrub with good foliage colour as well as the insect attracting flowers
Hibiscus syriacus 'Hamabo'
Lobelia 'Brightness'

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'Erythrina Crista GalliHibiscus Hamabo
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'
Erythrina crista-galli (The coral tree) Grown as a large shrub rather than tree
Hibiscus 'Hamabo'

Monarda didyma PrarienachtMonarda didyma Scorpion
Monarda didyma 'Prarienacht'
Monarda didyma 'Scorpion'

Hypericum inodorum 'Elstead' Persicaria affinis 'Superba'Aster frikartii Monch
Hypericum x inodorum 'Elstead'
Persicaria affinis 'Superba'
Aster frikartii 'Monch'

Thalictrum delavayi Hewitt's Double
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'


Knifophia Prince IgorKnifophiaKnifophia Lemon Queen
Knifophia 'Prince Igor'
Knifophia 'Percy's Pride'
Knifophia 'Lemon Queen'

Knifophia rooperiKnifophia linearifoliaKnifophia Green Jade
Knifophia rooperi
Knifophia linearifolia
Knifophia Green Jade


Lobelia cardinalisSalvia Indigo SpiresSalvia Regla
Lobelia cardinalis
Salvia 'Indigo Spires'
Salvia Regla

Salvia microphylla var. microphyllaSalvia microphylla 'Pink Blush'Salvia lycioides x greggii
Salvia microphylla var. microphylla
Salvia microphylla 'Pink Blush'
Salvia lycioides x greggii


Miscanthus sinensis FlamingoMiscanthus sinensis SilberfederMiscanthus sinensis Ferner Osten
Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder' Silver Feather
Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten'

Miscanthus sinensis ZebrinusMiscanthus sinensis Kaskade
Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Kaskade'


Anemone japonica - The Japanese AnemoneCalamagrostis brachytrichaCyclamen hederifolium
Anemone japonica
Calamagrostis brachytricha - Ornamental Grass
Cyclamen hederifolium - Hardy August flowering Cyclamen that flowers before foliage emerges.

Cyclamen hederifolium AlbaCyclamen hederifolium - Hardy Cyclamen for August flowering Tigridia pavena
Cyclamen hederifolium 'Alba' White flowered form of the autumn hardy Cyclamen
Pink flower detail of Cyclamen hederifolium A good low growing corm - or bulb if you wish!
Tigridia pavena  (Not hardy - needs frost protection)


Salvia PatensSalvia coccinea Forest FlameSalvia coccineum Coral Nymph
Salvia patens
Salvia coccinea 'Forest Flame'
Salvia coccineum Coral Nymph


Salvia microphylla Newby HallSalvia TrellisickSalvia x jamensis Hot Lips
Salvia microphylla 'Newby Hall'
Salvia 'Trellisick'
Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips'

Tradescantia andersoniana
Tradescantia andersoniana


Lobelia x speciosa Fan ScharlachLobelia cardinalis 'Victoria'Lobelia speciaos Fan Lachs
Lobelia x speciosa Fan 'Scharlach'
Lobelia cardinalis Victoria
Lobelia speciosa 'Fan Lachs'


Schizostylis coccinea MajorSchizostylis coccinea Mrs HegartSolanum jasminoides 'Album'
Schizostylis coccinea 'Mrs Hegart'
Schizostylis coccinea 'Mrs Hegart'
Solanum jasminoides 'Album'


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