"Top Fall Flowers for Your Garden

 

Russian Sage

 

It's fun to have some contrast to all the warm autumnal shades. Russian sage does the trick with its airy blue flowers and silvery foliage. Another reason we love it: It's tough as nails and both the foliage and blooms have a great scent.

Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: To 5 feet tall

Zones: 5-9

Native to North America: No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perennial Sunflower

While most gardeners are familiar with the big-blooming annual sunflowers, it's the perennial selections that are the true garden gems. 'Lemon Queen', for example, produces gorgeous creamy-yellow blooms in late summer and early fall.

Name: Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: To 8 feet tall

Zones: 4-9

Native to North America: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Colchicum

Colchicums look like fall-blooming crocuses on steroids: The big cup-shaped blooms appear seemingly out of nowhere in fall and create a bright show of pink or white.

Name: Colchicum autumnale

Growing Conditions: Sun or shade and well-drained soil

Size: To 6 inches tall

Zones: 4-9

Native to North America: No