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Regional Picks: Late Season Wonders – Midwest

Fine Gardening - Issue 189

1. ‘September Charm’ Japanese Anemone

Name: Anemone × hybrida ‘September Charm’

Zones: 4–8

Size: 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide

Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; evenly moist, well-drained soil

Native Range: Japanese hybrid

When all the other perennials have finished blooming, there is always ‘September Charm’ to pick up where they have left off. While the abundant silvery-pink flowers are the main attraction come fall, its fantastic dark green trifoliate foliage that lasts throughout the season into autumn adds to its star quality. Although it is slow to establish, it spreads each year to form a noninvasive colony and easily transplants to other parts of the garden.

2. ‘Fru Dagmar Hastrup’ Rugosa Rose

Name: Rosa rugosa* ‘Fru Dagmar Hastrup’

Zones: 2–7

Size: 3 to 6 feet tall and wide

Conditions: Full sun; tolerates a wide range of soils but thrives in well-drained sandy soil

Native Range: China, Korea, and Japan This rose’s heavy hip display…

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