Choose 'Purple Dome' for instant color. While many asters grow 3-4 feet tall, 'Alert' grows only a foot.
Goldenrod (Solidago sp.) has become popular. Many kinds of this annual add gold to the fall garden and give honey for pollinators.
When it comes to planting chrysanthemums in containers, fall is a popular time of year for many gardeners, but they may also be cultivated in the yard as perennials.
Japanese anemones, also known as windflowers, are perennials that thrive in partial shade and well-drained places that don't dry out. They are generally hardy in USDA zones 4-7.
Fall colchicum flowers will make your neighbors think you have magical gardening talents. Colchicums' spring foliage disappears by midsummer.
Central Texas is a hotbed for these blooms, where German settlers introduced the red blossoms that may be found in many of the state's older gardens.
Eutrochium dubium, 'Little Joe', is a closely related perennial to Joe Pye weed. In the fall, both have mauvy-pink flowers that attract pollinators like butterflies.
Consider a toad lily, Tricyrtis sp., if you're seeking for a shade-loving plant that blooms in the fall. Like a toad, the blossoms can range in color from white to pink and purple.