If your garden lacks color in the fall, jazz it up with one of these popular autumn-blooming perennials:
1. Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ (Zones 3 to 10) has deep pink flowers that turn copper-red in autumn. Grows 24 inches tall in full sun.
2. Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia, Zones 4 to 9) has silvery gray-green leaves and tall spikes of violet flowers that bloom in late summer and early autumn. Grows 48 inches tall in full sun.
3. New England aster (Aster novae-angliae, Zones 4 to 8), blooms from late summer to mid autumn in shades of pink, purple, and white, depending on cultivar. Grows 5 feet tall in sun or part shade.