Late Season Foliage and Flowers for Fall Garden Interest

This delightful planting combination for full sun offering cheery blooms from summer to fall, coupled with colorful foliage in varied textures, will be aflutter with hummingbirds, bee and butterflies. Peaking in fall when the daisy-like blooms of the statuesque Lemon Queen perennial sunflower, the reddish-orange spires of the dwarf red hot poker, and blooming stalks of the canna lily offer a dazzling array of vibrantly colored blooms in varied shapes. Grounding the scene are a duo selected for their foliage contributions; the dwarf barberry with its small rounded form and orange to red foliage coupled with the finely textured evergreen clumps of Autumn moor grass make an effective foot note to this colorful scene.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Deer Resistant, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Flower Fest, Hot Vibrant Colors, Attracts Pollinator, Warm Colors, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo