"Top Fall Flowers for Your Garden

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Fall Crocus

 

Most gardeners are familiar with the spring-blooming crocuses but overlook the falltypes. They're perfect for the garden, too.

Name: Crocus speciosus

Growing Conditions: Sun or shade and well-drained soil

Size: To 6 inches tall

Zones: 3-8

Native to North America: No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monkshood

 

We love shades of blue, especially paired with yellow and orange. That's what makes monkshood so special: The blue blooms shimmer against all the other fall flowers.

Name: Aconitum carmichaelii

Growing Conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil

Size: To 6 feet tall

Zones: 3-7

Native to North America: No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadplant

 

One of our favorite ground covers, leadplant is a tough little plant that thrives in sun or shade. (We like it in shade; in sun it has a tendency to spread pretty fast.) It puts on afall show twice -- first come the electric-blue flowers, then the leaves turn beautiful shades of red.

Name: Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Growing Conditions: Sun or shade and well-drained soil

Size: To 18 inches tall

Zones: 5-9

Native to North America: No"

 

 

 

 

 

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