Wild petunia (Ruellia humilis) is found in prairies and meadows in most of the eastern United States.
This native perennial, which blooms with star-shaped light blue flowers in spring and summer, has very narrow green leaves that turn brilliant gold in autumn.
This vigorous native vine turns brilliant colors in autumn.
The Jerusalem artichoke—also called a sunchoke—is a perennial sunflower native to Canada and the eastern United States.
Gardeners love this grass for the way the seed heads, which hang from arching stems, rustle and flutter in the breeze.
The purple-pink double blooms on this garden mum are about 2½ inches across and they bloom in a cushion shape over the bushy, compact plant.
Get into the season with autumn-blooming perennials.
The leaves, not the tiny blue-purple blossoms, of this aster are aromatic—crush or rub them for a somewhat minty fragrance.
When should I cut back the stems on my Russian sage?
Mountain mint boats clusters of small white (sometimes lavender) flowers appear in late summer—a welcome bit of cool in the final weeks of summer heat.