9 Extraordinary Fall-Blooming Perennials for the Autumnal Garden - FineGardening
There are many unusual, lesser-known fall-blooming perennials that offer gardeners exciting opportunities to create dynamic, late-season displays. Stunning globes in shades of pink, purple, and white sit atop stems. Sunny sites are fine for cooler regions, as long as the soil is not allowed to dry out, while gardeners in warmer prostratum ‘Snow Flurry’ heath aster’. The stiff, arching stems look a little like a creeping juniper (Juniperus spp. and cvs., Zones and cv. Alliums typically make wonderful contributions to mixed spring and winter beds and borders. The wide, graceful blades that emerge green in spring gradually shift to purple and finally a dark purple-black as fall progresses. Elegant flowering stems may rise 7 feet tall, topped by three-parted inflorescences that look like turkey plumage.