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Plants that Burst into Color for Fall

Gardens can sometimes start to look a bit tired as summer moves into its final phases and fall arrives.  Utilizing plants that bloom, develop brightly colored fruit or have great foliage color in late 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 its 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 Northern Gardeners (above the freeze point)


Hardy Ornamental Grasses

Adds beautiful color, texture and movement to the fall landscape

Hardy Garden Mums

Fun to decorate with in fall porch pots for a seasonal pop of bright color


Winterberry

The brightest shrub in the fall and winter landscape


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

Sunsatia®
Nemesia

A vibrant cool season annual for porch pots and hanging baskets

 
Bright Lights
Osteospermum

Brightly colored daisies that bloom in a variety of colors right up until a hard freeze

For All Regions

Summerific®
Hibiscus

The star of the landscape from late summer into fall with dinner plate-sized blooms


Glitzy color all winter in landscapes and containers in the South; blooms until frost in the North


Panicle Hydrangeas
Hydrangea paniculata


A must-have type of hydrangea for late summer through fall interest in zones 3-8

 

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