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Fall Perennials to Plant in Your Garden

GaillaridaSome gardeners thing of fall as the time to wind things down and prepare for the winter frost. However, if you crave an abundance of fresh color and fragrance in your fall landscape, you really do have some great choices.

Opting for perennials is a gift that keeps on giving, as they not only last longer than annuals, but they often remain active throughout multiple seasons.

If you’re new to gardening and landscaping, Plano Sod is always happy to help you get your latest project going.

Let’s take a look at some great choices for perennials you can plant in the fall season. 

Gaillardia ‘Gallo Dark Bicolor’

Gallo Dark Bicolor is perfect for the fall. Once you plant this perennial flower in your garden, it is going to blossom and stand strong through the next summer, with a constant supply of bright red-and-yellow flowers.

This plant is a blanket flower, which means it’s tough and resilient. It has a compact variety that grows between 10 to 12 inches tall. As you plant, always position it in a sunny location.

‘Whirlwind’ Japanese Anemone

The stark white blooms of Japanese anemone will blossom starting in summer, and won’t stop until the end of fall. These lovely ladies produce tall stems with flowers that measure a voluptuous impressive 2-3 inches across.

Japanese anemones are happy both in full sun and partial shade. They also make for great spring planting, as bulb, and are resistant to rabbits and deers.

Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny is a new plant which is tougher than she sounds. It can survive both heat and cold seasons. It spreads quickly on the ground, creating bright foliage, and grows up to somewhere between two to four inches tall.

Creeping Jenny perfectly covers large areas, so she may need to be contained to prevent becoming invasive. She prefers moist soil, and can survive in rocky and trucked terrains.

Japanese Toad Lily

Japanese toad lilies offer your garden beautiful orchid-like blossoms. They bloom in late summer and early fall, producing flowers that measure around 1 inch across.

These beauties can be found in both lavender and white, often featuring dark purple speckles. They thrive in shady spots with moist soil, and bloom fervently when fully mature.

‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod

Fireworks goldenrods are named for their spectacular array of colors. Brilliant yellow blossoms, while small, will adorn your garden with broad stripes of lively color throughout the fall season.

Fireworks goldenrods attract butterflies, bees, and other insects that are good for your garden. They produce an abundance of pollen that readily attracts these welcome visitors. The good news is, for those who experience pollen-related allergies, these plants tend not to cause such issues.

Tall Fall Sedum

These flowers are great for any season, due to their robust blooming pattern. But we’ve included them in the list of recommended fall perennials-not just because of their name, but because they add a burst of color to your garden that you can enjoy year-round.

The blossoms themselves will shift in color according to the changing weather, creating a beautiful representation of seasonal changes in your garden. While these beauties are winter-hardy, they prefer moist soil and full sun.

‘Red Jewel’ Helenium

These perennials are native to the North Texas area, and they offer a bright burst of color to your garden. Their red and orange flowers are happy to burst into bloom in the late summer, but they make a great fall addition to your garden, as they continue to bloom throughout the season.

Helenium thrives in rich soil that drains properly, so bear that in mind when choosing where in your garden to plant this flower. It does need occasional pruning to prevent overgrowth.


Just as the leaves offer a beautiful spectrum of autumn shades, your garden can continue to enhance your outdoor space with vibrant colors. Every plant listed in this article will bring beautiful color and texture to your yard this fall, and will continue to provide your landscape with resilience and variety in the coming months.

For additional support with your lawn and garden projects, don’t hesitate to contact Plano Sod!

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