Home Improvement Expert Danny Lipford

Ten Fall Perennial Flower Garden Favorites

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As the trees begin to show their leaf color, the stage is set for fall-blooming perennials to strut their stuff. Spring may get most of the attention in the gardening world, but don’t forget to include an autumn show in your perennial garden.

Many fall-blooming perennials add to the traditional autumn color palette with reds, yellows, oranges, and purples, but that’s not all. There are also plenty of choices in pink, blue, white, and lavender for a softer look.

As you’re planning your fall perennial garden, be sure to take a look around and see what’s still blooming. Canna lilies often continue blooming into cooler weather, as do rudbeckia, chelone, echinacea, and many others. Planning overlapping bloom times will ensure color throughout the season.

Read on for our top 10 fall blooming favorites to consider. Check out our article on Understanding Planting Zones To find out what zone you’re in!

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  1. Raquel at Cool Garden Things Says:
    January 29th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    These are excellent choices!
    I would include Double Knock out rose as they also bloom all season long and into the fall and look great with any of these outstanding fall performers.

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    Julie Day Says:
    January 29th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Great suggestion!

  3. Lisa Says:
    October 26th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I have sedum,hostas and mums…kind of a zigzag alternating in front of bed..looking for color and heigth behind for fall..any suggestions? cone flowers and bl eyed susans done blooming

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    Julie Day Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Lisa, try some Dahlias! They’re tall and just breathtaking in autumn, one of the last bursts of bright color in the season.

  5. Lisa Says:
    October 28th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    ohhh, Thank you! Just saw them around someones mailbox and was wondering what they were…Thank you very much! Off to the store tomorrow.

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    Ben Erickson Says:
    October 29th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Lisa,
    Check out Julie’s article on How to Grow Dahlias http://www.todayshomeowner.com/how-to-grow-dahlias-in-your-garden/ to find out more.

  7. PAMELA Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    HI I JUST STARTED TO LOOK FOR BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS AND PLANTS THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR SUGGESTIONS. NOW I HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT TO BUY FOR THIS SEASON AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEM

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