These foolproof perennial flowers pick up speed in September and October, just when everything else starts to flag.
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This tall perennial flowers best in dappled afternoon shade and rich soil. (Note: It may be invasive in certain zones.)
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Choose from a wide variety of these stalwarts. They grow in tight mounds or in tall, loose stands. newer hybrids are more mildew resistant.
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The easy-to-grow shade-loving tricyrtis looks almost like a tropical orchid that found its way into the shady corners of your backyard.
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Unlike the short bedding varieties, the tall Begonia grandis will make an impressive display of flowers and angel-wing leaves in the shade garden.
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Many think of these only as the squat, red bedding varieties. Seek elegant types like S. guaranitica and S. Indigo Spires.
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