tall perennials

Joe Pye w painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) in Beaverton, Ontario, August 2017. (Photos by Stephen Westcott-Gratton).

Super-sized flowers for late summer

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

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.

Eremurus Romance: four-foot (1.25-m)-tall hybrid with pale salmon-pink flowers that fade to a rich cream colour.

Reach for the top with foxtail lilies

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Tall perennials are beautiful and useful for dramatic accents, focal points and floral screens. Several species of foxtail lilies produce flowering spikes.