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The 6 Most Beautiful Perennials That Bloom in Fall

Fall is a wonderful time of year. The leaves on the trees turn beautiful colors, the weather is usually mild, and there are lots of fun things to do. One of the best parts of fall is the variety of flowers that bloom at this time of year. From asters to witch hazel, these plants will make your garden look amazing!

Here are six of the most beautiful perennials that bloom in fall.

Autumn Asters

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Asters are one of the longest bloomers in the fall garden, with flowers that can last well into September and October. These daisy-like beauties come in a wide range of colors, from deep purple to vibrant pink, making them a perfect addition to any fall color scheme.

Asters look beautiful in any garden and are very easy to grow. With a little care, they will bloom for many years to come.

Sedum

Sedum ternatum Woodland Stonecrop Found by the creek in South Central Kentucky
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Fall blooming varieties of sedums are incredibly tough plants that can tolerate just about any growing condition, making them ideal for busy gardeners who don’t have time to coddle their plants. 

Their thick, succulent leaves are topped with clusters of small flowers in shades of pink, red, and white that appear in late summer and last well into fall. Some beautiful autumn sedums include Autumn Joy, Cherry Truffle, and Desert Red. They thrive in full sun and well-drained soil, and you can propagate them by seed or division.

Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone
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Japanese anemones are one of the few perennials blooming reliably in partial shade, making them ideal for shady gardens that need a little color in the fall. These plants produce delicate white, pink, or purple flowers on tall stems from late summer into fall, and their foliage remains attractive even after the flowers are gone.

Japanese anemones are herbaceous perennials, typically reaching 2 to 3 feet in height, with a spread of 4 feet.

With their elegant foliage and beautiful fall blooms, Japanese anemones are sure to add interest to your garden for many years to come.

Purple Coneflowers

Purple coneflower
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Purple coneflowers are native to North America, and their scientific name is Echinacea purpurea. The height of a coneflower is 2 to 5 feet, with stunning purple blooms and yellow centers or disks. 

Purple coneflowers bloom from summer to fall and attract bees, butterflies, and birds. They’re easy to grow in well-drained soils in full sun. These perennials are drought tolerant, and they won’t suffer in some shade.

If you take care of them properly, their blooms could last 

Mums

Purple Garden Mum
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Mums are the quintessential fall flowers, and they come in a wide variety of colors, including white, pink, yellow, orange, and red. These cheerful flowers are a great way to add a touch of color to your fall garden. They are also relatively easy to care for, and you can plant them in the ground or containers.

Chrysanthemums are members of the Asteraceae family, which also includes daisies, sunflowers, and zinnias. There are around 30 species of mums which are native to Asia. Mums have been cultivated for hundreds of years and were brought to North America by early settlers.

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel
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Witch hazel is a small deciduous tree that produces fragrant yellow flowers in the fall. The leaves are oval-shaped and have a toothed margin. They are dark green and turn yellow or brown in autumn.

The flowers are tiny, yellow, and borne in clusters. These unusual perennials appear long after the leaves have fallen from the tree, making them a welcome addition to any winter garden.

Witch hazel is native to North America and grows in woodlands from Canada to Florida. It prefers moist, well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade.

Hardy Begonias

Hardy Begonias
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Hardy begonias are a wonderful option for adding color and texture to your garden during this time of year. Most begonias are annuals, although the Hardy begonia is cold tolerant enough to have in a fall garden.

These beautiful plants are native to Southern China and Japan, and they produce small pink flowers that pollinators love. They typically bloom in the summer and early fall months.

Hardy begonias are perfect for adding interest to shady areas of your garden. They prefer moist, well-drained soil and do not like to dry out. When planting, be sure to space them 12 inches to 3 feet so they have room to grow.

Hardy begonias are relatively low-maintenance plants, but they do need to be watered regularly, especially during the hot summer months. With proper care, these perennials will thrive in your garden for many years to come.

Pack A Punch With These Fall Perennials!

Are you excited to see some of these beautiful perennials in your garden this fall? Even if you’re not a gardening expert, don’t worry! These plants are easy to grow and maintain. That way, you can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

Do you have any tips or tricks for growing these plants successfully? Leave a comment below!

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