Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Flowers

Chrysanthemums are an obvious
fall flower choice,
but there are other options to
to keep the show going.
 
Fall Asters like Aster 'Little Carlow' make a nice walk edging.
These look fine against a stone wall and broadleaf evergreen backdrop.
 
 
 
Asters pair nicely with Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida (a Blackeyed Susan variety), which blooms later than Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullvantii 'Goldsturm'.
 



 
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago) is a low growing perennial. 
Pretty blue blooms begin in mid to late summer. 
 
As the blooms fade in the fall, the leaves turn a pleasing crimson.










 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' (Firetail Knotweed) is a vigorous grower,
but not invasive like the species. 
Its unique blooms are effective from summer until frost.


 


Sedum 'Autumn Joy' is another fall classic.
It's effective all season long, but
comes into its glory in the fall,
when rosy pink blooms turn to deep magenta.   
 
 

The clear blue flowers of
Bluebeard shrub (Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue')
are set off by orange mums.


 

Japanese Anemone
(Anemone x hybrida)
is a beautiful addition to the
late summer and fall garden.

 
 Don't forget Pansies,
which enjoy
cool fall weather.




Solidago x 'Golden Fleece' is a
low growing Goldenrod, with a height of only 12-18".

 



Gently nodding panicles of Fireworks Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks')
are relaxed next to the
rigid leaves of Siberian Iris.
 


Goldenrod (Solidgo) is most at home in a naturalized planting -
here it makes a spectacular show with Purple Love Grass (Eragrostis spectabilis)
 
 
 
Enjoy the fall blooms while they last!
 
For more fall flowers, see:
 
Happy Gardening!
Chris
 

5 comments:

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Nice selection of late bloomers.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Very good recomendations! I always wanted to add Japanese Anemone to my garden. I think i need to do that. I would love to have white color in autumn!

Chris said...

Gardenwalkgardentalk -
Thanks for stopping by!
Tatyana -
I'd also like to incorporate Japanese Anemone into my garden!

Catharine said...

I have never seen Solidago looking so good - is this end of season collapse? My post of today goes well with yours.

Chris said...

Catherine-
I think it's the cultivar 'Fireworks' that makes the differenct in the Goldenrod. I'm interested in seeing your post, but your profile hasn't been made public. Let me know what your blog is called and I'll check it out.

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