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20 perennial flowers for a vibrant fall

The bright colors of autumn are not limited to flaming foliage – there are perennials that adorn the garden until frost. These late flowers reconcile us to the fact that another summer is over …

1. Akonit Arends

Aconite Arends (Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’) will decorate the garden with blue flowers. But do not forget that, like other aconites common in summer cottages, it is as poisonous as it is beautiful. You need to work with them with gloves.

The bright colors of autumn are not limited to flaming foliage – there are perennials that adorn the garden until frost. These late flowers reconcile us to the fact that another summer is over …

1. Akonit Arends

Aconite Arends (Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’) will decorate the garden with blue flowers. But do not forget that, like other aconites common in summer cottages, it is as poisonous as it is beautiful. You need to work with them with gloves.

 

2. Perennial asters
For late flowering, autumn asters are called octobrines. The choice of varieties is large: from 20 to 180 cm in height, colors ranging from white through pink and purple to purple. It is only important to remember that not all of them manage to bloom in our conditions, so you should not choose late varieties.

3. Colchicum
From August to October, crocus flowers provide bright pink or purple spots in flower beds. Double-flowered varieties such as ‘Waterlily’ are especially effective.

It is important to remember that this corm is very poisonous!

4. Vernonia of Arkansas
Vernonia arkansana is an excellent late autumn nectar supplier for bees and butterflies that have not yet calmed down. A beautiful structured plant up to 2 m tall, suitable for the background of sunny flower beds.

5. Japanese anemones
Autumn anemones are not very stable in central Russia. However, if they stayed on your site, they will delight you with the abundance of flowering, which begins in the second half of summer, and the grace of flowers. And self-seeding is only welcome here.

6. Dahlias
Dahlias meet the first frost in full bloom – with numerous inflorescences and buds. A huge number of varieties of different shapes and colors allows you to choose options for any sunny flower garden. And, of course, do not forget to dig up root tubers for the winter and store them at a low positive temperature.

7. Highlander stalk embracing
Highlander (Persicaria amplexicaulis) can fall in severe winters, but winters quite well if mulched in the fall.

No other plant has such bright narrow “candles” inflorescences! The palette of varieties includes white, pink, red, magenta colors.

8. Geranium ‘Rozanne’
Geranium is a plant for all occasions of garden life. Geranium hybrid ‘Rozanne’ (Geranium x hybridum ‘Rozanne’) has large (up to 5 cm in diameter) bell-blue flowers with only a slight admixture of violet and a white center. Each petal is adorned with about five radial purple strokes. The blueness is especially pronounced in the morning and evening, as well as in cool weather.

This variety blooms early, blooms very abundantly and without interruption until frost. In a good season from early spring to late autumn, it can bloom from early June to October.

9. Dubrovnik Hirkansky
Hyrcanic Dubrovnik (Teucrium hyrcanicum) is similar to sage and Veronica, but it blooms from mid-summer until frost. A bush with a height of 40-60 cm is decorated with narrow pinkish-purple inflorescences – “candles”.

10. Soul catnip
A haze of white or pale purple small flowers of a catnip (Clinopodium nepeta) are good both in the foreground of flower beds and in a herb garden. This fragrant plant attracts butterflies to the garden until late autumn.

11. Willow sunflower
The willow sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius) can freeze out in severe winters, but mulching makes the chances of a successful wintering quite high.

In October, it only begins to bloom, if small yellow flowers even manage to bloom before frost. But even without flowers, it is good – the majestic tall shoots with thin willow-like leaves are absolutely monumental.

12. Kirengeshoma palm-shaped
Light or deep yellow flowers of Kirengeshoma palmata are collected in inflorescences on the tops of peduncles and in the axils of the upper pairs of leaves. They look like bells, and in texture they are as if sculpted out of wax.

Flowers reach 2.5–4.5 cm in length. It should be noted that rather quickly they begin to brown at the edges, which is a little upsetting for especially picky gardeners. In general, this alignment fits well into the overall picture of the end of summer and autumn.

13. Clematis hogweed
Bush clematis hogweed (Clematis heracleifolia) does not know how to cling to a support, but it can fall apart beautifully in a flower garden, giving it a “natural” image.

Bell-shaped flowers – depending on the variety, blue, purple or dark purple – appear at the ends of the shoots in September.

14. Black cohosh (black cohosh)
Despite the unprepossessing name, black cohosh (Cimicifuga) has very spectacular silvery-white long candle inflorescences. There are varieties that bloom before frost.

Black cohosh grows well in partial shade, some cultivars also tolerate a sunny location. You can read about these and other properties of black cohosh in the publication Black cohosh: shade-tolerant and unpretentious plant for summer cottages.

15. Burnet canadian
The Canadian Burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis) is one of the latest cow beetles. In her dignity, you can write both white color and a special become: unlike many other tall species, she never falls to the ground. You will find the most interesting species and varieties in the article The most unusual plant in your flower garden is a modest and graceful burnet.

16. Macedonian korostavnik
The Macedonian Korostavnik (Knautia macedonica) blooms in June and does not stop until frost.

Bright red “buttons” flowers gracefully sway on tall thin peduncles. Be vigilant: the plant is sown abundantly.

17. Goldenrod
Goldenrod (Solidago) blooms in August, and it seems that this sun has descended into the garden – so these yellow flowers are radiant. The show goes on until the frost.

The plant is known as an aggressive weed, but there are sterile cultivars that do not self-sow.

18. Chrysanthemum korean
Chrysanthemum, of course! We can enjoy large-flowered Indian varieties only in bouquets, but Korean hybrids (Chrysanthemum × koreanum) grow and bloom in the gardens of the middle zone.

19. Ochitnik
The ochiners bloom for a very long time – until October, their white, pink, red or purple flat inflorescences are visible in the garden. The longest flowering varieties include ‘Bronco’, ‘Herbstfreude’, ‘Matrona’, ‘Red Cauli’, ‘Sunkissed’, ‘Xenox’. It is only important that they get a lot of sun.

20. Zinnia
Zinnias will be thanked for a sunny, warm, dry and protected from the wind place with abundant flowering in shades of red, pink, purple, yellow, orange, as well as white and green. There are a great many varieties of zinnias, from low to high, from simple to densely double. And they also stand in bouquets for a very long time!



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