Plants For Fall Color In Zone 7B

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I live in a 7B zone, and I am looking for new ideas for fall color. I have mums the come back each year, and have used pansies and ornamental cabbages. This year I am playing with caladiums, coleus, ornamental peppers and grasses, but still am open to ideas.


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Answer #2 · Gardenality.com's Answer · John gave some great selections. Heres a few more plants that I have growing in my gardens in zone 8a that provide fall color:

ANNUALS:
Sun Coleus
Dusty Miller
Licorice Plant (Helichrysum)
Stock
Nemesia
Diascia
Swiss Chard
Million Bells (Calibrachoa)
Dianthus (Annual)
Petunias
Zonal Geraniums (if you can find them in fall)
Pansies
Violas

PERENNIALS:
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium / Hardy Ageratum)
Swamp Sunflower
Dendranthemum
Euphorbia
Gaillardia
Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa)
Asters (Fall blooming varieties)
Anemone
Toad Lily
Turtlehead


SHRUBS:
Camellia (Sasanqua varieties)
Encore Azaleas
Bloomathon Azaleas
Knock Out or Drift Roses
Confederate Rose Hibiscus
Althea / Rose of Sharon
Farfugium or Ligularia
Emerald Snow Loropetalum
Bloomerang Licac
Summer Snowflake Viburnum

Hope this was helpful.
Brent)


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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Tara-Here are a few other plants you may be interested in for Fall color. Just click on the links below the plant name to go directly to the plant file. Gardenality has a fun tool you can use to find plants by their characteristics such as size, sun or shade needs, flower color, season of bloom, type of soil, etc.. You can click on the 'Plants' tab above and go to number 2 to start building your plant search. I picked a few plants not knowing whether your planter is in sun or shade, but picked plants I felt would grow along with the few you had mentioned.

Narrow-Leaf Zinnia
http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/2065/Annual-Plants/Narrow-Leaf-Zinnia.html

Homestead Red Verbena
http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/737/Perennial-Plants/Homestead-Red-Verbena.html

Victoria Blue Salvia
http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/469/Annual-Plants/Victoria-Blue-Salvia.html

Abelia Kaleidoscope
http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/643/Shrubs/Abelia-Kaleidoscope.html

Azure Skies Heliotrope
http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/848/Perennial-Plants/Azure-Skies-Heliotrope.html

Clara Curtis Daisy-several varieties of daisys will bloom in the fall
http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/2010/Perennial-Plants/Clara-Curtis-Daisy.html

Bermuda Peach Daylily-Other varieties of daylilies bloom in the fall
http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/2408/Perennial-Plants/Bermuda-Peach-Daylily.html

Blue Hardy Ageratum
http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/1491/Perennial-Plants/Blue-Hardy-Ageratum.html

Angelmist Spreading Blue Angelonia
http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/1212/Annual-Plants/Angelmist-Spreading-Blue-Angelonia.html

Snapdragon
http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/472/Annual-Plants/Rocket-Mix-Snapdragon.html

Hope this helps.

John)



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