50 FALL FLOWERS

When we enthuse about fall color, it’s usually in reference to the changing colors of leaves. It’s spring and summer that are supposed to be about flowers.  But, fall flowers can take center stage.

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BUTTERFLY BUSH

– Bloom period: August to October The butterfly bush, as it name suggests, is attractive to butterflies and other pollinators.

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B. BUSH (B. weyeriana)

– Bloom period: June to October This variety of the butterfly bush has fragrant yellow flowers with orange eyes that, yes, are attractive to butterflies.

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BLUEBEARD

– Bloom period: September to October This flowering shrub has fragrant dark blue blossoms that lure butterflies and pollinators.

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WHITE TURTLEHEAD

– Bloom period: August to October This native wildflower is found in most of the east of North America. It requires a moist environment with rich soil.

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GOLDEN ASTER

– Bloom period: August to October This aster is a native of the southeastern United States—the second part of its Latin name,mariana, means it’s from Maryland.

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GOLDEN CROSS CLEMATIS

– Bloom period: July to October Clematis is a flowering vine that in the garden is typically trained to climb up a structure such a trellis, arbor, or fence.

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JAPANESE ANEMONE

– Bloom period: September to October This member of the buttercup family is native to China, but was cultivated in Japan for so long that it naturalized and was mistaken for a native.

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TATARIAN ASTER

– Bloom period: September to October This tall, late-blooming purple aster looks good all the way up to the first frost.

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