Wednesday, November 4, 2015

40 Autumn plants as garden decor for zones 4-9 (Mums, Ornamental kale, Sage)

Chrysanthemums and aster are the most common flowering plants I see n the fall garden. But don't feel limited to growing mums, because there is a plethora of edible and ornamental plants that will grow throughout autumn and serve as garden decoration as well.
Here is a list of those edible and ornamental plants, as well as container ideas for growing decoration.

1. Hinoki cypress, Chamaecyparis obtus, USDA hardiness zones 4-8.
2. "Chilly chill" ornamental pepper, Capsicum annuum. There are also edible hot pepper plants that will grow/survive a frost.
3. Golden Creeping Jenny, Lysimachia nummulari 'Aurea', zones 4-8.
4. "Sweet Tea", Heucherella, zones 4-9.
5. "Winter Glow", Bergenia cordifolia, zones 3-9.
6. "First light" swamp sunflower, Helianthus angustifolius, zones 5-9.
7. Pink muhly grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris, zones 6-10.
8. Arkansas bluestar, Amsonia hubrichtii, zones 6-8.
9. "Bright lights" Swiss chard, Beta vulgaris, annual.
10. Delta Orange pansy, Viola x wittrockiana, annual.

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11. Arugula
12. Tat soi
13. Sorrel
14. Red oak lettuce
15. Romaine lettuce
16. Lollo lettuce
17. Spotted Trout lettuce
18. Gigante Inverno spinach
19. Mizuna
20. Rouge d’Hiver lettuce
21. "Blue ice" cypress, Cupressus arizonica var. glabra, zones 6-9.
22. "Peacock red" ornamental kale, Brassica oleracea, annual.
23. Ornamental Cabbage, Brassica aleracea, annual.
24. "Berggarten" sage, Salvia officinalis, zones 5-8.
25. "Matrix purple" pansy, Viola x wittrockiana, annual.
26.  "Morning light" miscanthus, Miscanthus sinesis, zones 5-9.
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27. "Autumn joy", Sedum, zones 3-11.
28. "Ogon" sweet flag, Acorus gramineus, zones 5-9.
29. "Redbor" ornamental kale, Brassica olercea, annual.
30. "Salsa orange" ornamental pepper, annual.
31. "Solar eclipse", Heucherlla, zones 4-9.
32. "Color guard" yucca, Yucca filamentosa, zones 4-10.
33. Autumn fern, Dryopteris erythrosora, zones 5-9.
34. "Dimity"dwarf fleeceflower, Persicaria affinis, zones 5-8.
35. Bottle gentian, Gentiana andrewsii, zones 3-7.
36. White-topped pitcher plant, Sarracenia leucophylla, zones 6-9.
37. "Prinz Heinrich" Japanese anemone, Anemone hupenhensis var. japonica, zones 5-8.
38. "Ruby slippers" oakleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia, zones 5-8.
39. White Autumn Crocus, Colchium speciosum, zones 4-9.
40. Burgundy Bunny dwarf fountain grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides, zone 5-9.

There are many more hardy plants that will grow throughout the fall and winter months. Your local nursery, farm store, and even walmart and lowes will have plants available that will grow outdoors during these cool months.

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