Read on below for more colorful flowers that bloom at this season.
Purple coneflower also wins kudos for longevity. Bold rose blooms with domed seed heads sprout until the mercury crashes. This perennial favorite rewards you with winter interest plus plenty of seeds to delight the birds. For variety, try the white or yellow Echinacea cultivars.
From August to October, asters take center stage. Their billowy masses of tiny daisy-like blooms welcome bees and butterflies and invite cutting for bouquets. Asters are available in a rainbow of colors and heights from 8 inches to 5 feet.
Our state flower, the Black-eyed Susan, is an autumn standout. Other members of the perennial Rudbeckia family such as the sulphur “Autumn Sun” and bronze “Rustic Colors” also add colorful footnotes. Remember to leave some stems standing to feed the birds.
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