Plants That I Added to My September Garden

Agastache Acapulco Trio – Hummingbird Mint

20″ – 24″ H; 5″ – 20″ W


Aster Davy’s

 Aster Daydream

Aster New York

 Balloon Flowers

Balloon Flower Sentimental Blue – A compact Balloon Flower

  • Compact growth to 6-12 in. tall, 12-18 in. wide.
  • Compact growth to 6-12 in. tall, 12-18 in. wide.
  • Full to Partial Sun
  • Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Division and transplanting are possible but tricky because of the stringy root system, and it may be best to leave the plants undisturbed.



Winter Star


Camellia x 'Winter's Star'
Camellia x ‘Winter’s Star’
Zone: 7 to 9
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 5.00 to 7.00 feet

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 6b-9 where this evergreen shrub is typically grown in moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained soils with consistent moisture in part shade locations. Established plants do well with moderate but even moisture. Plants appreciate protection from early morning sun and from direct hot summer afternoon sun. They often thrive in sun-dappled part shade conditions under the protection of tree canopies. Protection from strong winds is also important. Apply a root mulch (leaves or shredded bark). Prune after flowering. Prune to thin branching and to control size and shape. Plants may be effectively grown in tubs or other large containers. This plant is not reliably winter hardy to the St. Louis area (USDA Zone 6a-5b). However, with protection and mild winter weather (temperatures that do not dip below zero degrees F), this camellia may survive winters outdoors in St. Louis. If attempted in St. Louis, this shrub should be grown in a sheltered and protected microclimate such as shaded areas near the south side of a home or building. Where not winter hardy, smaller containers may be overwintered indoors in a greenhouse or the bright cool conditions of a sunroom, with slightly reduced watering. Most camellias are purchased in pots. When transplanting into the garden, it is important to not plant them too deep (soil level in pot should be the same as the soil level in the ground).

Gaillardia Arizona Sun


Japanese Silver Grass Variegated

A widely used, older variety with narrow, grasslike foliage heavily striped with green and silvery white. Pinkish, feathery flowers in the fall are attractive in dried arrangements. Creates a bold accent or textural contrast in the garden.

Shenandoah Switch Grass

3′ – 4′ H

Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’ is a very bright red Panicum, also known as Switch Grass. Foliage emerges bluish-green but rapidly turns burgundy-red by early summer to form a compact, narrow, erect, 3ft tall clump of foliage which is topped by reddish-pink flower plumes. Foliage and seed plumes turn beige in fall and provides good winter interest. One of the shortest Switch Grass varieties.

Japanese Maples

Bloodgood [the furthest (Peacock is nearer)


Filtered to full sun
Watering Needs:

Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.
Average Landscape Size:

Slow grower to 15-20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.

 Rudbeckia Little Goldstar

Veronica Creeping

Winterberry Red Sprite

Slow growing to 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.

A profusion of bright red berries brighten the winter landscape and provide food for birds. A male pollenizer, such as Jim Dandy Holly is required for berry set. Extremely hardy. Deciduous.


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