Need a few ideas for fall mum overload? Here are a slew of plants that do their thing in fall, adding depth and drama to beds, borders, and containers. Those of you in colder zones, check out a group of rhodies that have amazing fall color! (That’s Limemound® Spireaabove.)
Cheerful spikes of pink snapdragon-like flowers emerge in late summer well into fall. N. American native selection. Up to 2′ tall and wide. Full shade.
SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO RHODIES!
Did you know that some spring blooming rhododendrons and azaleas also display wonderfully colorful fall foliage? Who wouldn’t want a piece of that!
Many azaleas (which belong to the genus Rhododendron-consider them cousins) are deciduous. So, put on quite a show, but don't count out rhodies. Some of these color up in winter in hues from gold to scarlet to burgundy. Not all rhododendrons or azaleas have this feature. Be sure to read plant descriptions carefully and consult with alocal garden centerif this is important to you.
Here are just six of the varieties that provide reliably brilliant fall color.
Fragrant and exceptionally cold hardy. Handsome narrow olive-green leaves turn rich maroon in fall. Up to 6′ tall and wide. Partial to full sun.
Image Credits:Rhododendron fall color
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