|Monarda 'Gewitterwolke', October, with Miscanthus 'Yakushima Dwarf'
|The dusky flowers and bracts must have suggested the name; here 'Gewitterwolke' is seen in August with Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble' behind, another candidate for Plant of the Year.
|Evening light just catching the flowers. Aruncus 'Horatio' behind and Dahlia 'Twynings Revel' beyond (Plant of the Year 2013)
|Another very pleasing combination was formed with Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Orangofield'
|Monarda 'Scorpio' in August
|'Scorpio' (bottom right) still looking great in early October.
|Seeding heads of 'Gewitterwolke' standing firm this week, alongside (though not visible) the Miscanthus and Aruncus, despite best efforts of Storms Desmond to Fred over the past month. 'Scorpio' is also still in good vertical condition.