We've had a couple close encounters with frost lately.
I was afraid it was:
Above & Below: Amstel Begonia 'Red Rhine Round'
I will be sad to part with this gorgeous begonia whenever the season does finally end.
It's been such a stunning, non-stop bloomer.
Back to the subject of the post title, a spectacular (tall) late bloomer to always count on, Helianthus maximiliana:
Topping 6' in my garden, it doesn't even begin blooming until September then continues until frosted.
A pollinator necessity this time of year when many food sources are gone.
Above: Painted Lady
Today, a lone and rare (at least this year) Monarch paid a visit.
Not to mention the many bees who frequent...
Like bottled sunshine in a bloom.
After a few cool days, we're supposed to warm up again for the next week. I think I better use the nice days preparing for frost in earnest. It can't be avoided indefinitely now....