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Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

Called at a garden today on the way home ; had an interesting late colour planting scheme in a small moist border under dappled shade .

The rich blue of the herbaceous Clematis heracleifolia interplanted with the yellow waxy flowers of Kirengeshoma palmata .

I am always impressed by some of these later flowering perennials ; no need for anyones garden to be dull at this time of the year image

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,436

    Sounds wonderful, and very tasteful!

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Might do something similar myself , but mix in some small evergreen ferns as well !

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,196

    Teaming those with Aster Monch might look very good.

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Absolutely !!

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,445

    My own specimen of herbaceous Clematis heracleifolia is in flower from mid-June to October. A lovely blue colour. It is currently sited between an clump of 3 Thalictrum delavayi 'Album' and a specimen of Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Sweet Kate'. I find that the blue of the C. heracleifolia and that of the T. andersoniana do not go well together, so I'll have to think of a better association.

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    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,199

    Hmmmm. Everything in my garden has been battered by rain and flattened by wind. It's not so much late season colour as finding anything not shredded.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Posy

    That is very unfortunate ; luckily my own perennial borders are protected by thick hedges . It's virtually certain that as soon as the beautiful autumn colour arrives , so do the gales .

    Suppose we shouldn't moan really when you think of what has just devastated the Caribbean !image

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Papi Jo

    Your white Thalictrum sounds good . I recall years ago having a white herbaceous Clematis ; (recta)??

  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,199

    You are quite right. Besides, I didn't have to choose to live on the coast. 

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,445

    @Paul,

    Some pics of my Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’
    at http://www.rezeau.org/wp-garden/en/thalictrum-delavayi-album-2/

    There are a few white herbaceous Clematis: Clematis integrifolia Alba, Pamela, etc. See https://www.thorncroftclematis.co.uk/quick-selection-lists/herbaceous-clematis.html

    I had no idea that there was such a wide variety of herbaceous Clematis.image

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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