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Fall Flower and Foliage Suggestions

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By Margaret A. Haapoja | Aug 11, 2009

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Fall Flowers Brighten Autumn Landscapes

Annuals

Geraniums
Marigolds
Petunias
Daturas
Scaevola aemula
Lantana camara
Torenia fournieri
‘Carmencita’ castor beans (Ricinus communis)
Tithonia rotundiflora ‘Fiesta del Sol’
‘Love Lies Bleeding’ amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus)
‘Van Gogh’ & ‘Cinnamon Sun’ sunflowers
Cleomes (Cleome hasslerana)
Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus)
California poppies (Eschsholzia californica)
Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus)
Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides)
Ornamental kale (Brassica oleracea

Perennials

Ligularias (Ligularia dentate) – ‘Britt-Marie Crawford,’ ‘Othello,’ ‘Desdemona’
Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
‘Bishop of Llandoff’ dahlia
Black snakeroot (Actea or Cimicifuga)
Feverfew (biennial) (Tanacetum parthenium)
Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum)
Coreopsis lanceolata
Asters (Asteraceae)
Boltonia asteroides
Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
Sedum spectabile
Monkshood (Aconitum carmichaelii)
Goldenrod ‘Fireworks’ (Solidago rugosa)
Sedum ‘Angelina’
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Tiarella
Heuchera
Amsonia hubrectii
Rex begonias (houseplant) (Rex cultorum)
Mexican sage (Salvia leucantha)
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbekia hirta)
Glove thistle (Echinops ritro)
Monarda
Sea holly (Eryngium maritimum)
Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)
Sunflowers (Helianthus

Grasses

Miscanthus
Pennisetum
Stipa
Hakonechloa macra

Trees

Maples (Aceraceae)
Oaks (Quercus)
Poplars (Populus)
Birches (Betula)
Mountain ash (Sorbus americana)
Seven-sons flower (Heptacodium miconoides)
Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)
Redbud (Cercis

Shrubs

Dogwoods – ‘Kousa,’ red-twig, pagoda (Cornus)
Elderberry (Sambucus)
Viburnum
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pinky Winky’
Cutleaf sumac ‘Tiger Eyes’ (Rhus typhina

Vines

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora)
Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)
Honeysuckle ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ (Lonicera nitida)
Morning glory ‘Heavenly Blue’ (Ipomoea violacea)
Hyacinth bean ‘Ruby Moon’ (Lablab pupureus)
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnate)
Cup and saucer vine/Cathedral bells (Cobaea scandens

Seedheads

Rugosa rose hips
‘Black Pearl’ ornamental pepper (Capsicum annuum)
Achillea
Rudbekia hirta
Poppy seedheads
Love-in-a-puff (Cardiospermum halicacabum)
Love-in-the-mist (Nigella damascena)

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