Spring is the season when we are all looking forward with eager anticipation to the emergence of the first flowering bulbs. These are followed by the spring flowers and then we move on to the full glory of the summer garden. But summer comes to an end and unless we are prepared the flowers fade leaving us with a blank patch. However this need not be the case if we grow some of the plants recommended by Amanda in her article which I came across on the American Meadows website.
Here at American Meadows, many of us are already sketching, planning and organizing our thoughts around the excitement of fall planting. Part of that fun includes the anticipation that builds knowing that our garden experts will soon reveal their selections of the new and unique perennials they’ve scouted for this season.
Are you ready? Here it is, our short list of inspiring, new perennials, perfect for planting this fall!
1. Penstemon digitalis
Penstemon digitalis is a beautiful plant that produces white blossoms from sturdy stalks, reaching up to 5? in height. The tubular-shaped flowers are excellent for feeding both hummingbirds and bees. Penstemon prefers well-drained loam and sandy soils; however, it will tolerate clay. Blooms in late spring to mid summer.
Advantages: Attracts Bees, Native, Deer Resistant, Great Cut Flowers
Height: 24-60″ Tall
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
2. Daylily Daring Deception
With slightly ruffled petals and dramatic light pink-burgundy blooms, Daring Deception is a must-have for any Daylily lover. Mature plants produce up to 500 blooms. This fantastic re-blooming variety flowers all summer long and attracts butterflies to your garden.
Advantages: Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Multiplies
Height: 18-24″ Tall
Hardiness Zone: 4-9