As summer winds down with annuals and perennials slowing their blooming, be encouraged that it doesn’t have to all end right now. Fall blooming perennials extend the joy of garden deep in fall while the rest of the garden is winding down and as leaves are crunching under your feet.
Fall blooming perennials withstand frost and their bloom is unaffected. Consider adding some of these to your garden palette!
Tall Fall Blooming Sedums:
- These are typically 18-24” tall, love a full hot sun exposure, and bloom during the late summer in colors ranging from yellow to very dark pink.
- Foliage colors range from pale green to dark purples.
- These are very good performers and vigorous growers.
- Bees love them as they tank up for their last feasts of fall.
- There are many varieties of fall blooming sedums, some favorite cultivars are: ‘Autumn Joy’, ‘Autumn Delight’, ‘Neon’, ‘Matrona’
Solidago (Golden Rod)
- Varieties range in height from 12-24”
- Feathery golden yellow plumes light up garden spaces
- Bees love Solidago flowers
- Great fall color in hues of pinks, reds, and purples
- Varieties range in height 18-30”
Other perennials whose bloom extend into fall:
- Alcea (Hollyhocks)
- Chrysanthemum aka Leucanthemum
- Echinacea (Coneflower)
- Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)
- Helenium (Sneezeweed)
- Hemerocallis (Daylilies)
- Nepeta (Catmint)
- Pervoskia (Russian Sage)
- Heliopsis (False Sunflower)