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Cool season perennials to make shorter days a bit brighter

Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

Happy hort day!

The sun is going down earlier and it feels like summer is almost over, but the growing season isn't over, and there are many late-season perennials that can bring color and beauty to your landscape.

Charity Nebbe talks with Aaron Steil and Cindy Haynes from ISU Extension about the late bloomers to add to your landscape, and then they answer horticulture questions from listeners.


  • Cindy Haynes, professor of horticulture at Iowa State University
  • Aaron Steil, ISU Extension Horticulture Specialist
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Aaron Steil is a Consumer Horticulture Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Aaron contributes his expertise to the Garden Variety podcast and newsletter and to Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day program.
Caitlin Troutman is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio