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Perennials that Burst Into Color For Fall

Gardens can sometimes start to look a bit tired as summer moves into it's final phases and fall arrives.  Utilizing plants that bloom, develop brightly colored fruit or have great foliage color in later summer and fall is a great way to keep your garden looking fresh.

Contributors: Kerry Meyer, Barb Balgoyen, Stacey Hirvela

Gardens can sometimes start to look a bit tired as summer moves into it's final phases and fall arrives.  Utilizing plants that bloom, develop brightly colored fruit or have great foliage color in later summer and fall is a great way to keep your garden looking fresh. For the extended version of this article with more info:.

  

For Northern Gardeners (above the freeze point):

  • Fall-blooming Sedums like 'Pure Joy' (above middle).
  • Asters (above left) and hardy mums are the two most traditional perennials to grow for fall flower color.
  • Heuchera or Coral Bells, such as our Dolce® series.


 

   

For Southern Gardeners (where frosts are infrequent and it does not freeze):


 

   

For All Regions:

Take a good look at your garden in late summer and fall and if you think it isn't all it could be, then consider one of these plants to add extra pizzazz.  For more plants to add spice to your fall garden, read Shrubs that Bust into Color for Fall.

Patent Info:  'Pure Joy' Sedum hybrid PPAF Can. PBRAF; Garnet Brocade Sedum (Hylotelephium) hybrid 'Garbro' PP: 16350 Can. PP: 2723; 'Maestro' Sedum (Hylotelephium) hybrid PP: 20094; Summerific® 'Cranberry Crush' Hibiscus hybrid PPAF Can. PBRAF, 'Dust Devil' Panicum virgatum PPAF; 'Desert Plains' Pennisetum alopecuroides PP: 20751, 'Cheyenne Sky' Panicum virgatum PPAF

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