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In the mood for a few autumn blooming plants to liven up your garden when summer flowers are winding down for the season? Read on for a helpful list of fall flowering plants to inspire you.
Fall Blooming Perennials
When it comes to fall blooming perennials, you have an abundance of choices for every spot in your
Russian sage – This tough plant, suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9, produces masses of spiky bluish-purple blooms and silvery foliage. Watch for hordes of butterflies and hummingbirds!
Helenium – If you’re looking for a tall plant for the back of borders or flower beds, helenium reaches heights of up to 5 feet. The red, orange or yellow, daisy-like blooms are highly attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. This drought-tolerant plant grows in zones 4 through 8.
Lily turf – With grassy leaves and spiky white, blue or violet flowers that last until the arrival of frosty winter weather, this low growing plant makes a great groundcover or border plant. Suitable for zones 6 through 10, lily turf is a good choice if you’re looking for fall blooming plants for shade, as it tolerates either full fun or deep shade.