Fall Blooming Native Perennials

Helenium sunflower native

Helenium – ‘Sneezeweed’

Fall blooming native

Lobelia – ‘Cardinal Flower’


Fall is a good time to plant perennials.
The weather gets cooler,and plants still have time for their roots
to get established in the soil before winter sets in. There are many
fall flowering native perennials you can plant.

I’ve listed some of them below:

August into September (possibly October) blooming:

  • Helenium – (Sneezeweed)
  • Lobelia – (Cardinal Flower)
  • Bugbane – (Cimicifuga)
  • Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Boltonia Aster
  • New England Aster
  • New York Aster
  • Blue Wood Aster
  • White Wood Aster
  • Purple-stemmed Aster
  • Agastache – (Hummingbird Mint)
  • Turtlehead (Chelome)
  • New York Ironweed
  • White Snakeroot – (Eupatorium)
  • Gentian; ‘True Blue’
  • Goldenrod (Solidago)
  • Hardy Ageratum

Some sources to purchase fall blooming native perennials in eastern Massachusetts include; New England Wildflower Society in Framingham, Project Native in Housatonic, Mahoney’s Garden Center in Winchester, Pemberton Gardens in Cambridge, and Bonney’s Garden Center in Cambridge, Ricky’s Flower Market in Somerville, and Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland.

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