Perennials to Plant in August

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If you are ready for some fresh new color in your garden, it is still too early for fall color and mums. So what can you plant? Well August is the perfect month for perennials.  Here are some great perennials that can be planted in August.

Bridge's penstemon

Sonoran Sunset. Bright violet flower spikes that grows to 15-18″ tall and 12-15″ wide.

Coronado. An orange selection, the Coronado Red is covered in small red blossoms, both grow to about 2-3′ tall and 2′ wide.

Sunset hyssop. This perennial has grey leaves and pink flowers with purple bract growing to 20-30″ tall and 18-24″ wide.

Bridge’s penstemon. This western native has scarlet-orange flowers and in mid-summer is great for attracting hummingbirds.

Orange Carpet Hummingbird trumpet. Also a hummingbird magnet, this orange perennial spreading low to the ground, 5-8″ tall by 1-2″ wide.

Little Trudy catmint. Blooms throughout the summer, a small version of the traditional blue-flowering catmint, this perennial does not grown taller than a foot.

What are you looking forward to planting in your Denver area garden this month?


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