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Fall blooming plants are mostly perennials
Plants that bloom in the fall include chrysanthemums, asters, Japanese anemones, and Nippon daisies. All of these fall-blooming plants are perennial, meaning they will come back year after year.
Helenium is a fall blooming daisy-shaped plant that shows off shades of rust, red, and yellow. Joe Pye weed, a tall plant with profuse purple blossoms, looks spectacular in the back of a flower bed and smells lovely. Many kinds of sedums bloom in the fall, including Autumn Joy, a perennial garden favorite that sports large flower heads of deep rust that open into a soft orange color.
Goldenrod, also a perennial and once considered a weed, is becoming popular as a fall-blooming plant for English style gardens. Several species of sweet-smelling Asian lilies bloom in late summer and into early fall. Asian flowers can be purchased in pots or as bulbs. All of these perennial plants spread over time, which means that eventually you will have some to transplant or share with friends and family.
Fall blooming shrubs add a nice splash to fall colors
Some flowering landscape shrubs are also fall-blooming. Hibiscus shrubs come in a riot of colors, some with double blooms, some shorter, some tall. Hibiscus shrubs spread from seed and get their leaves in late spring, so place them in back of earlier flowering plants for best effect.
Tardive Hydrangeas are tall shrubs that are covered with creamy cone-shaped blooms in the fall. Just like summer-blooming Hydrangeas, Tardiva Hydrangeas make spectacular dried flower arrangements. Shaped much like Tardiva Hydrangeas, Chaste Tree (Vitex-Agnes cactus) is a tall shrub that is covered in fragrant cones of creamy flowers in the fall. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them. Place either of both of these shrubs behind your flowering perennials.
Fall blooming annuals are also wonderful to plant in the beginning of fall
Finally, fall is the perfect time to plant colorful annuals like violets, ornamental cabbages and kale, pansies, celosia, and sweet alyssum. Place these near the front of your fall-blooming flower bed and enjoy!