Great Plants for Fall Interest

‘Crimson Fire’ Loropetalum
This compact, mounded plant is hardier than other purple-leaf loropetalums. Which makes it an ideal replacement for ‘Purple Pixie’ Loropetalum. It grows 18″ high and 24″ wide. It’s lovely, persistent foliage is complemented by pink flowers in spring. Plant in full sun to part shade.

‘Snow N Summer’ Asiatic Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum)
This lovely evergreen vine works great as a groundcover growing up to 3 feet wide and 6 inches tall. New foliage emerges striking pink and white, then to variegated white and emerald green on older foliage. A great plant for year round interest and works well as a spiller in any container! Plant part sun to shade.

‘Princess Caroline’ Pennisetum
This non flowering variety, ensures the grass looks beautiful all the way to frost! Unlike other grasses that fade in the summer heat, the dark purple foliage stays vibrant. Award winning, heat tolerant, disease resistant and sturdy are a few of this plants great qualities.  Plant in sun to part shade, grows to 4-5′ tall and wide.

‘Red Head’ Pennisetum 
This hardy perennial works great in the landscape and in containers. It’s showy, bottlebrush plumes emerge in mid to late summer. Deep purple buds mature to smoky purple plumes that can grow as large as 3″ wide by 8-10″ long. Cool temperatures bring out gold tones in the green foliage for additional fall interest. The combination of foliage and flower remains attractive for several months.

Sedum spectabile ‘Abbeydore’
This upright perennial forms a bushy mound of blue-green succulent leaves. Taller stems appear in late summer, holding large clusters of soft-pink buds that open into starry flowers of bright magenta pink. These develop into brown seed heads with good winter interest. A magnet for butterflies!  Blooms late summer to early fall.  Plant in full sun.

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