"Top Fall Flowers for Your Garden

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Mexican Sage

 

Few plants are as tough and beautiful as sages. Mexican sage is a great choice for ending the season thanks to its downy stems and purple flowers.

Name: Salvia leucantha

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: To 3 feet tall

Zones: 10-11 (grown as an annual in colder Zones)

Native to North America: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witch Hazel

 

Give your garden structure with this flowering shrub. Native to North America, common witch hazel offers spidery yellow flowers and wonderful golden-yellow fall foliage.

Name: Hamamelis virginiana

Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade

Size: To 12 feet tall and wide

Zones: 3-8

Native to North America: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anise Hyssop

 

This tough, drought-tolerant perennial looks beautiful for months in summer and fall when it's covered with spikes of lavender-blue, licorice-scented flowers.

Name: Agastache foeniculum

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: To 5 feet tall

Zones: 4-9

 

Native to North America: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Autumn Clematis

 

Bearing one of the season's best scents, sweet autumn clematis clothes itself with fragrant white flowers at season's end. Note: This can be a fast-growing, aggressive vine.

Name: Clematis terniflora

Growing Conditions: Sun or part shade and well-drained soil

Size: To 20 feet tall

Zones: 4-9

Native to North America: No