Early Fall

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    ‘Strawberry Fields’ gomphrena

    Gomphrena haageana ‘Strawberry Fields’

    An upright, bushy annual with flowers (actually bracts) that resemble bright red strawberries with tiny yellow "seeds.

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    ‘Sea Shells’ cosmos

    Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Sea Shells’

    This unique annual produces quilled blossoms of hollow, tube-shaped petals that radiate from the center in shades of white, pink, or carmine red.

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    Firecracker vine

    Ipomoea lobata

    This unusual annual vine can add vertical interest to the garden.

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    Colorful Flowering Sage

    Salvia nemorosa

    This drought-tolerant perennial produces flower spikes in shades of violet, purple, or white to pink, with purple bracts.

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    Carpobrotus edulis

    This ground-hugging succulent perennial roots at the nodes, has a creeping habit, and often forms deep mats covering large areas.

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    ‘Happy Returns’ daylily

    Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’

    This pale-yellow-flowered daylily distinguishes itself with its profuse bloom and compact size (only 16 inches tall), making it good for containers and the borders.

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    ‘Peach Melba’ nasturtium

    Tropaeolum majus ‘Peach Melba’

    This old-fashioned cultivar of the species has a mounding habit and grows 9-12 inches tall and wide.

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    Bitter switchgrass

    Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

    A stunning, native dune grass, 'Dewey Blue' is perfect for coastal areas as well as inland gardens.

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    Ligularia dentata ‘Britt Marie Crawford’

    Ligularia dentata 'Britt Marie Crawford'

    In early spring, fleshy stems unfurl and are topped by rounded burgundy leaves.

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    ‘Pink Spire’ summersweet

    Clethra alnifolia 'Pink Spire'

    Very fragrant, light pink bottlebrush flowers grace this native shrub in late summer and early fall, attracting butterflies and other insects and perfuming the garden for weeks.