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See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Matthew 6:28-30 NIV

Fall Perennial Color

by Rod Smith

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Common and Scientific Names of Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Perennials, Herbs & Houseplants

Low = under 15 inches, Medium = 15 inches to 30 inches, Tall = over 30 inches

Low Fall Perennials

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Crocus sativus                   5 6" X 4"    Bulb. Lilac flowers in fall.       
  Fall or Saffron Crocus      Low  Sun          Stigma of flower makes saffron.  
Cyclamen hederifolium            6 4" X 1'    Leaves marbled silver and white.   
  Hardy Cyclamen              Med. Sun-Part     White or pink flowers August-Oct.
Osteospermum barberae            4 12" X 18"  Purple flowers from fall to spring.
  African Daisy               Med. Sun          Needs good drainage.             

Medium Fall Perennials

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Amaryllis belladona              6 2' X 1'    Fragrant pink trumpet flowers on   
  Naked Lady                  Low  Sun-Part     naked stalks after leaves die.   
Anemone huphensis                5 2' X 15"   Purple to white flowers in fall.   
  Japanese Anemone            Med. Sun-Part     Excellent for cut flowers.       
Aster species                    4 18" X 1'   Daisy flowers in many colors bloom 
  Asters                      Med. Sun          August to frost. Good cut.       
Chrysanthemum morifolium         4 2' X 3'    Many colors and styles of flowers  
  Garden Chrysanthemum        Med. Sun          August to frost. Good cut.       
Schizostylis coccinea            7 2' X 2'    Cup-shaped red to pink flowers over
  Kaffir Lily                 Med. Sun-Part     iris-like leaves in fall.        
Sedum species                    4 18" X 15"  Succulent leaves with large pink,  
  Fall Sedum                  Low  Sun-Part     red, or orange flowers in fall.  

Tall Fall Perennials

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Boltonia asteroides              4 4' X 3'    Thousands of white or pink daisies 
  False Starwort              Low  Sun          in August to October.            
Chelone species                  5 3' X 2'    Unusual white pink or red flowers  
  Turtlehead                  High Sun-Part     resemble a turtle's head.        
Grass, Calamagrostis acutiflora  4 4' X 3'    Tall grass with feathery tops.     
  Feather Grass               Med. Sun          Golden yellow in the Fall.       
Grass, Cortaderia sell. 'Pumila' 5 5' X 6'    Large clump of grass with white or 
  Ivory Feathers Pampas Gr    Any  Sun-Part     pink plumes in fall.             
Grass, Miscanthus sinensis       5 5' X 4'    Tall, graceful grass. Tan or brown 
  Japanese Maiden Grass       Med. Sun-Shade    in winter.                       
Grass, Molinea caerulea          4 5' X 4'    Dark green grass. Turns yellow in  
  Moor Grass                  Med. Sun          Fall.                            
Grass, Panicum virgatum          4 4' X 3'    Blue to red blades in summer. Airy 
  Switch Grass                Med. Sun          seed heads in fall.              
Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides  5 3' X 3'    Dense, rounded clump topped with   
  Fountain Grass              Low  Sun-Part     purple flower stalks. Likes dry. 
Grass, Pennisetum seta. 'Rubrum' 6 4' X 3'    Dense, rounded clump topped with   
  Purple Fountain Grass       Low  Sun-Part     purple flower stalks. Likes dry. 
Typha latifolia                  4 6' X 4'    Native bog plant. Makes thick      
  Cattails                    High Sun          clumps in moist soil.         PNP


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