Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:07
Chicky,,that is knip papya. Dwarf. New to me this year but blooms well in gaps. It sends up spikes to 60 cm...as in the picture. We are now near late August so fits your criteria..?
Ember Glow is a "dedicated" late bloomer I think.
Not sure how hardy though Chicky....even here where it's mild.
I have several varieties and like them all.
free draining soil,Chicky....as mine is...but I do two things. loosen roots; they are vigorous,,thick and tough. Then I incorporate generous amounts of compost, manure at planting time.