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6 Must-Have Late Fall Perennials

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6 Must-Have Late Fall Perennials

Fall blooming perennials are especially important food sources for butterflies and pollinators.  These plants will attract butterflies and pollinators to your yard.

Asters

Asters

·      Asters – Natives come in purple, blue, and pink. A couple of my favorite varieties are Purple Dome (deep purple, globe shaped) and Alma Potsche (bright pink – grows 4-5’)  Bloom September/October

·      Black Snakeroot – Deep burgundy leaves with pink spiking blooms, shade tolerant, Grow 3-4’ , Blooms September/October

·      Dahlias – These are bulbs that must be dug late fall, stored, and replanted in the spring. My favorite color is deep burgundy red. Grow 3-4’ Bloom August-October

·      Joe Pye Weed –Native, Purple/lavender clusters of blooms, Native Americans used as a medicine for fever, etc., Grow up to 5’, Sun or part sun

Tiny Tortuga Turtlehead

Tiny Tortuga Turtlehead

·      Pink Turtlehead – Pink blooms resemble a turtle peaking out of a deep green plant. Grow 3-4’, Sun or shade tolerant.

·      Sedums – These come in multiple varieties. A couple of my favorites are Frosty Fire (green & white variegated leaves with lime green/red blooms), Mr. Goodbud (green leaves, bright magenta blooms), and Carl (red stems, magenta blooms)  Butterfly favorites  Grow 2-4 ‘,  Also come in ground cover varieties, Bloom August- October

Cherry Truffle Sedum

Cherry Truffle Sedum

Grasses are another great addition to the fall landscape. You can read more about Grasses HERE.

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