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Unusual Fall Perennials for the Northeast

Learn about interesting plants in our region.

Autumn in the garden need not be simply a bittersweet end to the growing season – one dominated by potted chrysanthemums and miniature pumpkins. Indeed, autumn can be a season of lovely anticipation filled with unexpected colors and unusual garden treasures.

In Andy Brand’s article Unusual Fall Perennials, he discusses some out-of-the-box plant picks for this spectacular time in the garden:

“As we reluctantly accept the inevitable and begin preparing our gardens for winter, we can ease the transition by planting selections that provide color and excitement at this time of year. While many gardeners have traditionally turned to mums (Chrysanthemum spp. and cvs., Zones 5–9), goldenrods (Solidago spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9), and sedums (Hylotelephium spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) to extend the gardening season, many also long for something different.”

Below, you’ll find fantastic perennials identified by our Director of Horticulture, Joann Vieira that are excellent, but have remained uncommon in fall gardens in the Northeast.

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Learn more about Unusual Fall Perennials and Fine Gardening magazine here. 

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