Sweet alyssum is an easy-care perennial with flowers in shades of white and pink that thrive in cool weather conditions. It makes a stunning statement in outdoor hanging baskets or window boxes.
Airy coreopsis blooms during summer and autumn with yellow, pink, or bicolor flowers above finely-textured foliage. A native prairie plant, it serves as an attractant to wildlife.
Late summer and fall perennial flowers often go unnoticed in gardens. Their brilliant hues can add beautiful touches of color, while adding diversity. Gardeners frequently include these perennials in their design plans; planting and caring for these perennials may even dovetail with other tasks associated with fall gardening such as leaf cleanup, winter garden preparations and bulb planting for spring blooms.
Amaranthus, or amaranths, are easy perennial plants to grow that make a colorful addition to late season gardens. You can grow amaranth seeds quickly in either your garden or containers; their flower heads last well even in cut arrangements! Some varieties feature pompon tassels while others sport daisy-like florets.
Coreopsis is an easy-care perennial that produces colorful flowerheads in warm hues of yellow, pink and red that attract pollinators. It makes an excellent addition to mixed borders or natural areas and pairs well with other fall-blooming perennials like Japanese anemone or obedient plant for added color and pollinators. Native to North America and found across much of its range – Coreopsis can also be grown alongside Japanese anemone and obedient plant for even greater beauty!
Add long fall blooming season by including low maintenance perennial sedum as part of your garden design. An excellent groundcover, border or rockery plant, it thrives in full sun. Sedum ‘Sage Advice’ features long blue flower spikes which bloom from August onwards – ideal for edging or screening!
Canna lily (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) creates an exotic look with its vibrant blooms and vibrant foliage. Easy to care for in most conditions – even poor ones – its leaves boast vitamins A & C, calcium, iron and other essential minerals for optimal health. Native peoples have used canna lily as both an edible grain crop and leafy vegetable for millennia!
Dahlias are perennials that make an eye-catching show in autumn gardens. From deep purple and lavender hues, to white and pink blooms that last right until frost comes, dahlias provide star-like blooms until frost arrives – they’re easy to grow, hardy in all climates and attract pollinators galore; ideal as borders or in containers!
Asters offer fall garden color in many shades of blue and purple, are easy to grow, and are drought tolerant – perfect for beds or rockeries in full sun conditions. Additionally, their blooms serve as one of the final big food sources for bees and butterflies before winter sets in.
Late summer and fall blooming perennials can add variety and interest to your garden, making it look better throughout the season. They also tie in perfectly with other fall garden tasks such as leaf cleanup, preparing the garden for winter storage and bulb planting for spring bloom.
From early spring through fall, perennials provide your garden with color: Tulipa nigricans), Daffodils (Narcissus spp.) and Hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis). Perennial Chrysanthemums provide both vibrant foliage and colorful blooms – adding vibrant hues in early fall before providing attractive seed heads throughout winter!
Fall is an excellent time to plant perennial flowers; many gardeners rush out in spring to do it but fall planting can also be just as effective. Planting early gives plants time to become established before winter arrives. Plus, garden centers usually increase stock in anticipation of fall planting season making it easy to find what you need! If deer or rabbits nibbling away at your new additions is a concern for you, choose an area away from their reach when planting new perennials.
Sedums are easy to cultivate and make an attractive groundcover in any landscape, from low-growing clumps, spreading mats, and upright forms with flower buds that bloom throughout summer and fall to low-lying mats with flower buds that open regularly throughout their growing seasons. Their wide array of colors and leaf shapes complement any garden design perfectly while remaining deer and rabbit resistant!
Many varieties of sedums are better-known for their foliage than for their blooms, yet some varieties also boast beautiful flowers. ‘John Creech’ features finely-textured green and yellow leaves arranged into dense mounds while ‘Elizabeth’ spreads across rich green foliage with tiny pink blooms above it; Autumn Joy and Dragon’s Blood have rose-pink flowers perched atop burgundy leaves to complete this picture.
Taller sedums like ‘Pride and Joy’ boast a tidy mounded habit with green-gray foliage that’s punctuated by pink blooms in late summer. Lemonjade stands out with bright citron-yellow blooms instead of its usual pink, making it an excellent choice for borders, rock gardens or beds.
Many cool weather annuals such as pansies (Viola cornuta), foxglove (Veronica x Grosso’) and violas (Viola), produce blooms that remain attractively colorful throughout fall and even into winter in some climates. Their appeal increases significantly when combined with other autumn bloomers.