Gorgeous in fall
By: Garden Gate staff
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Late-summer finds from the garden center, such as asters and pansies, get any border ready for fall! While these plants thrive in cool weather, they may not be cold-hardy in your area, so it’s usually easiest to treat them as annuals. But you can always leave them in the ground and see if they’ll come back next spring.
Just click ahead to find out more about the colorful blooms here.
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‘Redbor’ kale is another great cool-season plant in the veggie garden or flower bed. Its purple-green curly leaves are a nice contrast to yellow pansies, and it’s edible—just remove a few outer leaves to add to autumn dishes.
A – Starcluster Red™ starflower (Pentas lanceolata) Tender perennial; red flowers from spring to frost; full sun; 17 to 24 in. tall, 17 to 20 in. wide; cold zones 10 to 11 heat zones 12 to 1
B – ‘Wood’s Blue’ and ‘Wood’s Purple aster’ (Aster) Perennial; purple flowers in late summer and fall; full sun to part shade; 12 to 18 in. tall and wide; cold zones 4 to 8, heat zones 8 to 1
C – ‘Redbor’ flowering kale (Brassica oleracea) Tender perennial; yellow flowers, purple-green foliage; full sun to part shade; 12 to 24 in. tall, 15 to 18 in. wide; cold zones 7 to 11, heat zones 12 to 1
D – Matrix™ Sunrise and Matrix™ Yellow Blotch pansy (Viola) Perennial; yellow and red flowers with a black blotch in spring and fall; full sun to part shade; 4 to 8 in. tall, 8 to 10 in. wide; cold zones 6 to 9, heat zones 12 to 1