Darin Engh, from Engh Gardens shares some tips from giving your fall yard some fresh color and life. He introduces his top five picks for perennials. These are part of the Fall magic line of plants, a relatively new development in plants that look better and live longer into the fall weather.
Fall magic has fresh idea, enchanting colors, and distinctive textures to create landscapes and containers that usher in a new season. Complete line of frost-tolerant flowering and foliage plants that breathe new life into the garden while complementing the traditional fall favorites of pansies and mums. Fall is no longer just a way to mark the end of the summer gardening season. With Fall Magic, it’s a new beginning – a new approach to decorating for a season that has its own special style.
Top 5 Picks
‘Sapphire’ Hardy Aster
A dense growth habit, disease resistance, and nonstop blooms are just some of ‘Sapphire’s many virtues. The large, fluffy, lilac blue flowers with yellow centers create a cloud of color. Daisly-like flowers cover the foliage from August to October, making a cushion of color.
‘Black Scallop’ or ‘Burgundy Glow’ Ajuga reptans
Dark as night foliage with gorgeously scalloped leaves. A knock-out in patio pots, combos, and as a striking accent with white, gold or light colored plants. Deer-resistant. An exciting black ajuga with beautiful glossy leaves; blue flowers in spring. This more delicate Ajuga has a trailing habit, pretty variegated leaves, and
blue panicles. Blooming is scattered in fall and summer, but profuse in spring. The younger leaves are an intense pink, especially in cool temperatures. A hardy, versatile foliage plant for landscapes, beds, and containers.Deer-resistant Variegated burgundy foliage; tolerates deep shade and bad conditions.
‘Leadwort’ Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Showy blue flowers that attract butterflies; blooms summer to fall. Intense gentian blue flowers have attractive leathery foliage that turns a deep mahogany in fall.
‘Butterfly’ Agryanthemum frutescens
Spectacular bright lemon-yellow daisies all season; heat tolerant; excellent garden performance.
‘Lemon Symphony’ Osteospurnum hybrid
Daisy flowers all season; excellent early spring and fall plant; low maintenance.
For more information, you can contact Darin at Engh Gardens in Sandy. Their website has all the contact information.