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Perennials that Power Through Fall

fall cold weather perennial flowersLiven Up Your Reno Landscaping with Perennials that Power Through Fall

Just because cold weather is on the way doesn’t mean your Reno landscaping or garden has to call it quits. There are a number of pretty perennials out there that perform well as fall comes to a close. Whether it’s a plant with an on-and-off bloom cycle that powers through cooler autumn temps, or blooms that extend late into the year, we’ve rounded up our top picks below for ensuring your Reno landscaping and garden stays bright and blossoming—sans summer sunshine.

 

What is a perennial?

Plants are classified as annual, biennial or perennial. Annual plants last for one growing seasons, producing seeds and then dying. Biennial plants last for two growing seasons. Perennials are plants that live for more than two years.

 

What plant zone is Reno?

Thanks to the USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zone Map, gardeners across the country have a guide for which plants are most likely to thrive at different locations. For Reno landscaping purposes, we are in Zone 6.

 

What perennials should I add to my Reno landscaping for a garden that lasts through fall?

Below, we’ve broken down perennials that power through fall with late blooms, perennials that peak from late summer into fall, and plants that bloom on-and-off with a seasonal cycle that extends into colder autumn months.

 

Hybrid Hyssop

Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’

Type: Herbaceous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

 

Dwarf Hummingbird Mint

Agastache ‘Kudos Ambrosia’

Type: Herbaceous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

 

Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa ‘Gay Butterflies’

Type: Herbaceous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

 

New England Aster

Aster nova-belgii ‘Professor Kippenberg’

Type: Deciduous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Afternoon Sun

 

Frikart’s Aster

Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’

Type: Deciduous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Afternoon Sun

 

Threadleaf Coreopsis

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonlight’

Type: Deciduous, Herbaceous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

 

Joe Pye Weed

Eupatorium maculatum ‘Gateway’

Type: Deciduous, Herbaceous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Afternoon Sun

 

Little Giant Hardy Fuchsia

Fuchsia magellanica ‘Aurea’

Type: Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Morning Sun, Filtered Sun, Open Shade, Bright Shade

 

Rozanne Hardy Geranium

Geranium ‘Gerwat’ Rozanne

Type: Deciduous, Herbaceous Groundcover, Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun

 

Carnival Helen’s Flower

Helenium ‘Carnival’

Type: Deciduous, Herbaceous Perennial

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Sun

 

Mardi Gras Sneezeweed

Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’

Type: Herbaceous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Afternoon Sun

 

Perennial Sunflower

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’

Type: Deciduous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Afternoon Sun

 

Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Burgundy Bunny’

Type: Deciduous, Herbaceous Grass / Grass-Like, Groundcover

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

 

Golden Arrow Knotweed

Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Golden Arrow’

Type: Deciduous, Herbaceous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Part Sun, Morning Sun, Filtered Sun

 

Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’

Type: Herbaceous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Afternoon Sun

 

Little Henry Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Little Henry’

Type: Herbaceous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun

 

Matrone Stonecrop

Sedum ‘Matrona’

Type: Herbaceous Perennial

Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

 

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At Reno Green Landscaping, we have over four decades of experience custom-crafting innovative landscaping solutions for Reno residents that take into account the cool autumn months. Reach out to our seasoned team of landscaping pros today to schedule a consultation for exceptional, fall-friendly, custom landscape designs.

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