10 Of Our Favorite New Perennials For Fall Planting

Penstemon digitalis

Penstemon digitalis is a pollinator magnet.

Here at American Meadows, many of us are already sketching, planning and organizing our thoughts around the excitement of fall planting. Part of that fun includes the anticipation that builds knowing that our garden experts will soon reveal their selections of the new and unique perennials they've scouted for this season.

Are you ready? Here it is, our short list of inspiring, new perennials, perfect for planting this fall!

1. Penstemon digitalis

Penstemon digitalis is a beautiful plant that produces white blossoms from sturdy stalks, reaching up to 5’ in height. The tubular-shaped flowers are excellent for feeding both hummingbirds and bees. Penstemon prefers well-drained loam and sandy soils; however, it will tolerate clay. Blooms in late spring to mid summer.

Advantages: Attracts Bees, Native, Deer Resistant, Great Cut Flowers

Height: 24-60" Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

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2. Daylily Daring Deception

With slightly ruffled petals and dramatic light pink-burgundy blooms, Daring Deception is a must-have for any Daylily lover. Mature plants produce up to 500 blooms. This fantastic re-blooming variety flowers all summer long and attracts butterflies to your garden.

Advantages: Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Multiplies

Height: 18-24" Tall

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

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3. Echinacea Double Scoop Orangeberry

Echinacea Double Scoop Orangeberry

Ignite your summer garden with this fiery Echinacea. Large, double blooms are butterfly magnets and add bold color to any sunny garden. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong bloom time.

Advantages: Deer Resistant, Attracts Birds, Butterflies & Bees, Fragrant, Native, Easy To Grow, Great Cut Flowers

Height: 24-30" Tall

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

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4. Helenium Double Trouble

Helenium Double Trouble

Also known as Sneezeweed, this Helenium Double Trouble has pure bright yellow, double flowers with golden eyes and deep green foliage. Blooms mid-summer to early fall. Great for adding texture to your garden or along borders. Will attract butterflies and is rabbit resistant.

Advantages: Deer Resistant, Great Cut Flowers

Height: 24-36" Tall

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

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5. Astilbe Silvery Pink

Astilbe Silvery Pink

Astilbe Silvery Pink is a shorter, more compact variety of Astilbe. Growing to be only 12-18” tall, it's a great option for container gardening or placing along a shady border.

Advantages: Great For Containers, Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Thrives In Shade, Gorgeous Cut Flowers

Height: 12-18" Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

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6. Coral Bells Cassis

Coral Bells Cassis

Coral Bells Cassis' pink blooms shine against dark eggplant-purple foliage. Its small, mounding habit makes this plant a great choice for borders in any spot that enjoys part to full sun. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, makes excellent cut flowers and works well in smaller garden spaces.

Advantages: Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Great For Containers, Evergreen, Attracts Hummingbirds, Great Cut Flowers, Native

Height: 8-12" Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

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7. Coreopsis Crème Brulee

This Tickseed will delight in any sunny area of the garden with large, soft yellow blooms and delicate threadleaf foliage. At only 20" tall, it's perfect for a border or container garden.

Advantages: Deer Resistant, Attracts Birds, Butterflies & Bees, Easy To Grow, Native, Great Cut Flowers

Height: 18-20" Tall

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

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8. Aster novae angliae

Aster novae angliae

Aster novae-angliae is also known has New England Aster, a native known for reliably feeding both bees and monarch butterflies. Large, showy purple blooms last from late summer till frost. Grows up to 6 feet tall.

Advantages: Deer Resistant, Attracts Birds, Butterflies & Bees, Easy To Grow, Native, Great Cut Flowers

Height: 48-72" Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

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9. Butterfly Bush Harlequin

Butterfly Bush Harlequin

Harlequin Butterfly Bush produces fragrant, beautiful purple flowers and has an unusual variegated leaf. Attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and birds, this deciduous plant reaches heights of 48” – 72”, making it perfect for the back of gardens. Once established, butterfly bushes are drought tolerant. They are deer resistance and great for woodland gardens.

Advantages: Deer Resistant, Attracts Birds & Butterflies, Great Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Extended Blooms

Height: 48-72" Tall

Hardiness Zone: 6-9

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10. Lilac Miss Kim

Extend your Lilac season with this easy-to-grow variety. Miss Kim blooms later than other Lilacs and ignites the senses with an abundance of highly-fragrant, lavender blooms.

Advantages: Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Great For Hedges/Screen, Attracts Birds, Great Cut Flowers

Height: 48-108" Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

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