Fall Blooming Perennials
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM: YARROW
Grows 15-24" tall, flowers July to October; cut flowers can be dried upside down, may need staking, divide every 3-4 years; plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
24-36” tall, blue flowers June to October; mulch in winter, plant in full sun in moist, well-drained soil.
ASTER NOVAE-ANGLIAE: NEW ENGLAND ASTER
‘Harringtons Pink’ 5 feet tall, pink flowers September to October; spreads 18-24’’, mulch in May, water heavily during summer, remove spent blooms, cut back stems after flowering, long lasting cut flower, divide in fall or spring; plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
ASTER NOVI-BELGII: NEW YORK ASTER
Divide asters each spring for vigorous growth, plant divisions 1’ apart, provide adequate moisture, plant in full sun or light shade.
CARYOPTERIS CLANDONENSIS: BLUE MIST SPIREA
1 1/2-3’ tall, silvery foliage and blue flowers August-September; useful as a foreground plant in an informal shrub border, plant in full sun in well drained soil.
CERATOSTIGMA PLUMBAGO: LEADWORT
8-12” tall, cobalt blue flowers August-September, red bronze autumn foliage, groundcover; divide in early spring every 2-4 years; plant in full sun or light shade in rich organic, well-drained soil.
2’ tall, 3” deep pink daisy flowers August-September, hardy; plant in full sun.
3-8’ tall, small white butterfly-like flowers with rosy cast bloom June-September, Texas wildflower, airy look; remove spent flowers for continuous bloom, divide every 3 years; plant in full sun or part shade in rich, well-drained soil.
4-5’ tall, blue airy flower spikes and delicate silver foliage, flowers July-September; leans toward light, cut back to 12-18” after first hard frost in fall; plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
PHYSOSTEGIA VIRGINIANA: FALSE DRAGONHEAD
3’ tall, white or pink flower spikes July-September; trim spent blooms, divide in spring, cut down in fall; plant in full sun or part shade.
June-September bloom, good cut flower; divide spring or fall, cut to ground in late fall, remove spent blooms; plant in sun or light shade in any garden soil.
SEDUM SPECTIBLE: STONECROP
Several varieties of sedum bloom in late summer and have the flowers go to seed in fall which attracts birds. Foliage comes in blue-grays, greens, and burgundy.
Divide sedum clumps spring or fall, attractive to butterflies, plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
2-2 1/2’ tall, bright yellow racemes August-September, IS NOT a hay fever irritant (Ragweed is); divide spring or fall; plant in full sun or light shade in any well-drained soil.
18’ tall, blue spikes August-September; good cut flower, remove spent blooms to encourage flower production; plant in full sun or part shade in well-drained soil.
'Giles Van Hees' - 6-12’ clear bright pink spikes summer until frost; remove spent blooms, cut back in fall.
Anemone grow 24-36" with white or pink flowers in late summer to fall. Prefers part sun to part shade.
Many coreopsis bloom well into fall. Color ranges from yellow to red. Coreopsis like sun and well-drained soils.
There are many different types of grasses. They range in size from 18" to 5-6' or more. Most grasses flower in late summer into fall with large plumes. Many also change color in fall and add interest in fall and winter.
Goldenrod blooms golden yellow in late summer to late fall. An easy-to-grow perennial that likes sun.
Montauk daisy has white flowers in late summer into fall. Best grown in sun and average soils. Deer and rabbit resistant. Pruning in mid to late spring will encourage stronger stems and less flopping. Grows to 24-36" with 24" spread.