joe pye weed
If you’re thinking of including some native plants in your garden, 5 plants worth trying: foamflower, Culver's root, Joe Pye weed, Swamp milkweed, bugbane.
Cooler zones are already beginning to get subtle hints that autumn is coming. Flowers for late summer include spotted Joe Pye weed and common rose mallow.
Joe Pye weed has attractive wine-red stems and dusky purple flowers in late summer and early fall. Now, there are short versions useful for small gardens.