August 2016 – What’s Blooming?

Take a look at a few of the many plants blooming at Earth Tones this August!

lobelia
Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, has striking red tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds who feed on the nectar and provide pollination.

blue lobelia white lobelia
The closely related, Lobelia siphilitica, provides a range of late summer color in blooms of blue-lavender and white.

solidago juncea
The easily recognized Goldenrod (Solidago) species are in their glory as they brighten up the late summer landscape with their astounding yellow color.

hardy ageratum
Hardy Ageratum, Conoclinium coelestinum, is a friendly neighbor that is native to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It has blue fluffy flowers in late summer and grows 2-3 feet tall.

aster
Our New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is also beginning to show off its attractive purple flowers that bloom into the fall.

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