As the vibrant hues of summer gradually give way to the warm and earthy tones of autumn, it's time to refresh your garden with a selection of stunning perennials. At Rushfields Plant Centre, we understand the importance of keeping your garden looking its best all year round. That's why we've put together a list of our top 10 autumn perennials to help you create a beautiful autumnal display that will keep your garden blooming well into the season.
1. Sedum 'Autumn Joy' (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Autumn Joy')
This hardy perennial is a must-have for any autumn garden. Its large, flat flower heads burst into rich, rosy-pink blooms that gradually darken to a deep red as autumn progresses, providing a stunning contrast against its blue-green foliage.
2. Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)
Known for its vibrant, daisy-like flowers in shades of copper, orange, and red, Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' adds a burst of warmth to your garden. These long-lasting blooms are a magnet for butterflies and bees.
3. Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' (Japanese Anemone)
Elegant and graceful, the 'Honorine Jobert' variety of Japanese Anemone boasts pure white, single-petal flowers that dance on slender stems. Their delicate beauty is perfect for bringing a touch of sophistication to your autumn garden.
4. Aster 'Little Carlow' (Michaelmas Daisy)
With its azure-blue petals and golden-yellow centers, Aster 'Little Carlow' is a true autumn gem. These compact, bushy plants are a magnet for pollinators and provide a splash of colour well into October.
5. Heuchera 'Palace Purple' (Coral Bells)
For a touch of drama, Heuchera 'Palace Purple' is an excellent choice. Its deep, burgundy foliage offers a striking contrast to the autumn landscape. Clusters of delicate, white flowers appear in summer, adding an extra layer of beauty.
6. Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' (Black-Eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' features golden-yellow, daisy-like flowers with dark central cones. These cheerful blooms are a symbol of late summer and early autumn, attracting bees and butterflies to your garden.
7. Sedum 'Purple Emperor'
Sedum 'Purple Emperor' is a showstopper with its rich, deep purple foliage. In late summer, it produces clusters of pink flowers that persist into autumn, creating a mesmerising contrast.
8. Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)
With its fiery, red-orange blooms, Crocosmia 'Lucifer' ignites your autumn garden with colour. Its arching stems and sword-like leaves make it a striking addition to any border.
9. Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower)
Coneflowers are autumn classics, and Echinacea purpurea is no exception. Its large, daisy-like flowers come in a variety of colours, including shades of pink, purple, and white, making it a versatile choice for your garden.
10. Penstemon 'Sour Grapes'
Penstemon 'Sour Grapes' showcases tubular, bell-shaped flowers in shades of lavender and purple. This perennial adds a touch of elegance and grace to your autumn garden, attracting hummingbirds with its nectar-rich blooms.
Bring Autumn to Your Garden
Now that you've discovered our top 10 autumn perennials, it's time to bring these beauties into your garden. Rushfields Plant Centre offers a wide selection of these perennial favourites, along with expert advice to help you choose the perfect plants for your space. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting, our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in creating a stunning autumn garden that will be the envy of your neighbourhood.
Find All Things Autumn at Rushfields
In addition to our autumn perennials, Rushfields Plant Centre offers a plethora of other autumn interests, including decorative pumpkins, gourds, and a variety of seasonal decor items to elevate your garden's autumn charm. Visit us today to explore our autumn collection and transform your garden into a breathtaking autumn paradise. Embrace the beauty of the season with Rushfields Plant Centre, your go-to destination for all things autumn gardening.