There are a few late flowering perennials I love to add to my gardens, afterall it is nice to have that last nurse of color before winter comes. One of my favorite perennials for not only its late blooms but also it’s wonderful fragrance is Bugbane.
A great perennial for a shady or woodland-type setting, the foliage has a rich purple, almost black tone with a rich lacy texture. The tall spikes of pinkish-white blooms rise above the plant in fall and have the most wonderful sweet fragrance, you will often find bees and butterflies dancing around these delicate blooms!
Plant Bugbane in rich, moist soil in an area where it will receive morning sunlight. Bugbane will grow to 60″x30″, so be sure to leave it lots of room. This perennial is deer and rabbit resistant, so it makes a great specimen in those areas where planting is tough due to wildlife constraints.