Fab Fall Flowers to Plant

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September may mean that fall has arrived but often the weather is still warm and inviting. Your fall perennials are in full swing along with great color changes in the foliage of shrubs, trees, vines and ornamental grasses. To keep fall gardens from looking tired during this time of year, continue to dead head spent blooms, cut back summer perennials that have finished flowering and keep the weeds at bay. Continuing to maintain your flower beds during the fall gardening season will give the fabulous fall blooming perennials a chance to show off their freshly arrived beauty. Also, remember to keep watering. Unless you receive a lot of rain the garden beds can be surprising dry at this time.

Flowers to Plant for Fall:

Helianthus ‘Summer Sun’

Members of the sun flower family. Forms upright 3 foot clumps of large bright yellow rayed flowers.


Helianthus ‘Summer Sun’ / Sensible Gardening and Living

Aster novi-belgii ‘Jenny’

Clump forming perennial aster. Slender branched stems with double red-purple flowerheads.

Aster luteus

Growing 2 feet tall and great for cutting. Tiny pale canary-yellow daisies float above strong stems.

Rudbeckia fulgiada ‘Goldsturm’ 

Better know as Black-eyed daisies. Forms a wonderful upright compact 2 foot plant requiring no staking. Plant in groups for best effect.

Rudbeckia / Sensible Gardening and Living

Aconitum carmichaelii

A tall perennial at 5 feet. Richly toned blue-purple flowers for the shade garden. The tuberous roots are poisonous.

 Anemone x ‘Honorine Jobert’

Outstanding 5 foot perennial. Snow pristine white blooms. Also available in pink toned varieties.

Japanese Anemone / Sensible Gardening and Living

Sweet Autumn Clematis

Gorgeous vigorous vine overflowing with small, pure white blooms that are pleasantly fragrant.

Sweet Autumn Clematis / Sensible Gardening and Living

Clematis tangutica

A very strong climber with soft yellow lantern-like flowers. Flowers are followed by decorative fluffy seed heads for winter interest.

Clematis tangutica / Sensible Gardening and Living

Verbena bonariensis 

Tall strong stems with bright lilac-purple clusters of small blooms sitting on top. Vibrant color and will self seed in cooler climates.

And the list goes on: Russian Sage /  Ornamental Grasses /  Sedums / Hydrangea Paniculata / Late Blooming Daylilies, Re-blooming Iris

Russian Sage / Sensible Gardening and Living
Sedum Autumn Joy / Sensible Gardening and Living