Late summer early autumn is not completely uneventful There are a couple of dependable and surprising perennials that are providing some good colour right now.
I was delighted that Salvia guaranatica 'Black and Blue' came back. Because of the harsh winter I was sure that this had perished. But it has come back strong growing nice and large and full of flowers. I really like the colour of the stem it really is very dark. I love it in combination with the Japanese anemone.