The first day of Autumn begins in September, but often before that official day homeowners start to add fall color to their landscapes.
There’s nothing better than being able to look in your backyard and see all the reds, yellows and oranges of Fall. It’s not hard to find yellow, orange, burgundy and gold, mums on many front porches.
But what other colors and flowers are good for Fall?
Check out our recommendations for different foliage that will add some dramatic Fall color to your home.
- Aster brings beautiful color in early Fall. Some of these colors include pink, purple, red and rose. It should be planted in full sun and is hardy for zones 3-8.
- Sedum is a local favorite. It acts like a shrub, often growing to 30” tall. “Autumn Joy” and “Autumn Fire” both feature tighter pink blossoms that begin to bloom in early Fall. It’s hardy for zones 3-9
- Red Maple, specifically “Autumn Spire” is a great, narrow accent tree that gives beautiful traditional fall beauty. It can grow upwards of 50’ and is drought tolerant.
- Gingko trees have a distinct fan shaped leaf, and give bright, beautiful gold color in Fall. If you want something you and your grandkids can enjoy, then this is it! These trees are the oldest living trees on record. Just make sure to only plant a male tree, as the female varieties form smelly fruit.
- Last but not least is the Russian Sage, perhaps the easiest thing to plant on our list. This perennial features beautiful purple flowers and gray-green leaves. Flowers form in late summer/fall and the leaves are fragrant. It’s hardy for zones 4-9