Who doesn't love flowers in fall? Just when all of the summer's glory seems to begin to fade, the Autumn Joy Sedum steps up to the plate and wows us all! Its succulent leaves add a great texture to the foliage of your garden, while the flower heads form similar to large pieces of broccoli. In August, the flowers will begin to turn pink and eventually to a rusty-red later in the fall. Hummingbirds like these! Truly magnificent!
Who couldn't love the simple yet stunning look of black-eyed susans? The Goldsturm Rudbeckia is an improved version of the common perennial, yellow blooming flowers in the late summer and early fall and returning year after year in most zones. These flowers are also known to attact birds and can be left standing through the fall and winter for nice interest during the cold, bare months.
Goldquelle Rudbeckia is a hybrid variety with double golden blossoms. It has a long bloom time from mid-summer until Autumn when the spent flowers are removed. This easy to grow perennial, requires full sun and well draining soil to thrive for years. Goldquelle Black Eyed Susan is also drought tolerant once it is established in your garden.
Liatris, also known as Blazing Star or Gayfeather, is a plant native to wide open prairies. Therefore, they are extremely tolerant of drought conditions and the hot summer sun. Add this hardy perennial to your garden and get ready to do some butterfly watching! Also use the vibrant purple spikes to add interest to a summer bouquet!
Echinacea also called Purple Rudbeckia or Coneflowers. Beautiful bold pink petals will attract butterflies in your borders or as cut flowers. 36-45" tall plants that will bloom mid-late summer.
Deadheading will encourage more blooms
It's no wonder why this plant won the prestigiouis award of Perennial Plant of the Year in 2007! The May Night Salvia has glowing purple stems which are loaded with violet-purple flowers blooming from June until early October. Its blue-gray foliage is slightly aromatic and makes an attractive accent all summer long. Don't miss out on this perennial!
This Eryngium planum has very full clusters of metallic blue flowers atop blue stems with blue spiky bracts and glossy medium green basal leaves. Easy to grow, drought tolerant and resistant to deer, rabbits and slugs!
Veitch's Blue Globe Thistle is clump forming perennial that can grow 4 feet tall. It has course spiny leaves and iridescent blue globe shaped flowers. Globe Thistle are very tolerant of drought conditions and dry soils. They are a great choice for all gardens: attracts butterflies & hummingbirds, deer resistant, easy to grow and an excellent cut flower and dried flower!