Suggestions on late summer/Autumn interest

hawk and rosehawk and rose Posts: 18
We have this amazing huge bleeding heart which looks amazing during summer and an ornamental rhubarb that again looks amazing but when They die back leaves us with a huge blank space. We’re going to plant alliums and spring bulbs for early interest round their but any suggestions on plants I could put in to take over when these start to die back. 

Included picture for help of suggestions. 

Many thanks


  • debs64debs64 Posts: 881
    Japanese anemones? 
  • hawk and rosehawk and rose Posts: 18
    Will they be alright coming through the bleeding heart? 
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 881
    Maybe not they are pretty vigorous. Would something in a pot work better? Than once it has flowered you could move it out of the way? Just a thought. 
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 4,515
    Autumn scented stocks and wall flowers can be good. They reflower again in the spring.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 1,766
    I think something in a pot might be easier to manage, what about Rudbekia "Goldsterm" pretty yellow daisy like flowers, good for bees/butterflies and a perennial. Could look spectacular in a bright blue pot, but put it into a black plastic pot inside the blue one. Then, when that's gone over, put a hellebore in to take you through the winter. 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 2,335
    That area doesn't look big. What about Hesperantha Coccinea 'Major.' They can really flower up to November if conditions suit.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 2,893
    Hardy chrysanthemum. Mine flowers well in to November unless we get an early hard frost
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