Episode 72: Blooms for Fall

Episode 72: Blooms for Fall

When it comes to autumn colors in the garden, most of us probably think of leaves that change from green to maybe yellow, orange or even red. This foliage show is a seasonal staple in many parts of the country. Plants that actually bloom in the fall receive less attention, perhaps because they have a hard time rivaling their neighbors’ fiery foliage. On today’s show, Steve and Danielle blame several plants that bloom in fall. This row of perennials and shrubs hold their best for last, highlighting the landscape with bright pinks and cool blues – hues not often associated with October.

Expert Statement: Karen Beaty, gardener for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.

DANIELLE’S LIST

Resurrection Lily (Lycoris squamigera, Zones 5-9)

Tatar aster (Aster tataricus ‘Jindai’, zones 4-8)

Wild Swan ™ anemone (Anemone ‘Macane001’, Zones 5-8)

Bluebeard (Caryopteris spp. And cvs., Zones 5-9)

STEVES LIST

Goldenrod ‘Feuerwerk’ (Solidago rugosa ‘Feuerwerk’, zones 5-9)

“In memory of Alma Potschke” New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae “In memory of Alma Potschke”, zones 4-8)

Fountain grass ‘Ginger Love’ (Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Ginger Love’, Zones 6-9)

Autumn crocus (Colchicum spp. And cvs., Zones 4-9)

EXPERT LIST

Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata var.Fasciculata, Zones 3-9)

Texas Gayfeather (Liatris punctata var.Mucronata Zones 5-9)

Pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris, zones 5-9)

American beauty berry (Callicarpa americana, zones 5-10)

Wild Swan ™ Anemone (Image credit: Walters Gardens, Inc.)

'In memory of Alma Potschke' New England aster
‘In memory of Alma Potschke’ New England aster

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Expert Pick – Karen Beaty

Karen Beaty is a gardener at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.

Karen’s picks

Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata var.Fasciculata, Zones 3-9)

Texas Gayfeather (Liatris punctata var.Mucronata Zones 5-9)

Pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris, zones 5-9)

American beauty berry (Callicarpa americana, zones 5-10)

American Beautyberry (Image credit: Karen Beaty)Partridge Pea (Credit: Karen Beaty)Partridge Pea (Credit: Karen Beaty)Texas Gayfeather (Image credit: Karen Beaty)Texas Gayfeather (Image credit: Karen Beaty)Pink muhly grass (credit: Karen Beaty)Pink muhly grass (credit: Karen Beaty)

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