Plants - Perennials

Inspiring fall plant combos

With a bit of planning and serendipity, you can enjoy perennial harmony and synchronized blooms

Plants for Autumn

Legend: s - full sun, f -part shade, d -full shade, H - height, W - width

'Bressingham Spire' monkshood (Aconitum 'Bressingham Spire') H 45 cm, W 30 cm, f to s, Zone 3

'Arendsii' monkshood (A. carmichaelii 'Arendsii') H 45 cm, W 180 cm, f to s, Zone 3

'White Pearl' snakeroot (Actaea matsumurae 'White Pearl' syn. Cimicifuga simplex ‘White Pearl') H 60 cm, W 120 cm, s to f, Zone 4

Black snakeroot (A. race-mosa syn. C. racemosa) H 60 cm, W 120 cm, f to s (if soil is kept moist), Zone 4

'Brunette' and 'Hillside Black Beauty' purple-leafed bugbane (A. simplex [Atropurpurea Group] 'Brunette' and 'Hillside Black Beauty') H 60 cm, W 120 cm, d to f (s in northern areas), Zone 4

'Honorine Jobert' Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert') H 45 cm, W 120 cm, f to s, Zone 5

'Brilliantissima' red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima') H 1.5 m, W 2 m, s, Zone 5

'Blue Lagoon' and 'Royal Ruby' Michaelmas daisy (Aster novi-belgii 'Blue Lagoon' and 'Royal Ruby') H40 to 60 cm, W 40 cm; H 45 to 50 cm, W 45 cm, s, Zone 4

Ruby Carousel barberry (Berberis thunbergii forma atropurpurea 'Bailone'), H 1.25 m, W 1 m, s, Zone 5

'Rose Glow' barberry (B. t. forma a. 'Rose Glow'), H 1 m, W 80 cm, s, Zone 5

Dwarf calamint (Calamintha nepeta ssp. Nepeta) H 45 cm, W 30 cm, f to s, Zone 5

'Worcester Gold' bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold') H&W 60 cm, s, Zone 6

American bugbane (Cimicifuga Americana) H 1 to 1.5 m, W 1 to 2 m, d to f, Zone 4

Spreading cotoneaster (Cotoneaster divaricatus) H&W 1.5 m, s to f, Zone 5

Pink Diamond hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Interhydia') H&W 1.5 m, f to s, Zone 4

Yellow wax-bells (Kirengeshoma palmate) H&W 60 to 90 cm, f to d, Zone 5

'Red Jade' weeping crabapple (Malus 'Red Jade') H&W 5 m, s, Zone 3

'Morning Light' variegated maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light') H 60 cm, W 120 cm, f to s, Zone 5

'Herrenhausen' ornamen-tal oregano (Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen') H 45 cm, W 30 cm, s, Zone 5

'Goldsturm' black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm') H&W 60 cm, s, Zone 4

Silver sage (Salvia argentea) H 60 cm, W 45 cm, f to s, Zone 6

Autumn Joy stonecrop (Sedum 'Herbstfreude'), H&W 45 cm, f to s, Zone 3

'Fireworks' golden-rod (Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks') H 60 cm, W 90 cm, f to s, Zone 5

'Big Ears' lambs' ears (Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears' syn. 'Helene von Stein') H 30 cm, W 45 cm, f to s, Zone 4

Toad lily (Tricyrtis hirta) H&W 45 cm, f to s, Zone 5

'Northblue' highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Northblue') H&W 80 cm, f to s, Zone 4

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