Autumn is the perfect time to plant perennials. This gives them the entire fall and winter season to establish themselves. Perennials planted in the fall are ready to begin growing once the spring growing season arrives.
Here is a great selection of perennials for you to plant this fall: aster, blanket flower, cape fuschia, catmint, coreopsis, delphinium, gaura, lavender, penstemon, scabiosa and salvia. Santa Barbara daisies, yarrow and verbena fill out the list. These hard working plants will fill your garden with color.
When planting autumn perennials, don’t forget to choose some spring blooming bulbs such as tulips, daffodils and hyacinth to add color early in the season. Choose bulbs that will naturalize for best results.