Fall is the time of all beautiful leaves, it is a great period to show their beauty in the wind. If you want to add a spectacular color show in your garden for autumn, the list today is for you. And here are the 29 Fall Foliage Plants That Look Great in The Garden to bring the breath of brilliant fall into your garden design. Growing them in your garden will also bring benefits that are good for you such as regulate the air bring psychological comfort and human health. Check them right now.
Plants and small trees make a wonderful shade of colors in fall, transforming the look of your garden completely. So, by growing fall plants, you can enjoy colorful leaves until the first hard freeze. As you can see in the list today, not only Glory Red Maple but there are also others for a beautiful garden that you can grow for a great show of colors in fall. At the same time, we’ve provided their names as well as some of their characteristics. Keep reading to find the perfect plants to fill out your gardens and make a beautiful autumn landscape full of vivid colors.
#1 Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)
Oakleaf Hydrangea grows in zones from 5 to 9 and up to 6-8 feet tall and wide. The plant has oak-like dark green foliage, then turns red or purple in the late fall.
#2 Bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii)
Bluestar grows in zones from 4 to 9. This plant produces blue blossoms in late spring to early summer, and when fall arrives, the green leaves turn gold.
#3 Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
Spanish Bluebell grows in zones 3 to 8 and produces clusters of flowers that come in shades of blue, and lavender and strappy leaves.
#4 Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
Boston Ivy grows in zones from 4 to 8. The plant is a deciduous, fast-growing vine and grows up to 30-50 feet long with 5-10 feet of spread. Its leaves turn scarlet red to scarlet purple in fall under sunny locations.
#5 Chinese Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
Chinese Fountain Grass grows in zones from 5 to 9 and shows off a classic wavy soft textured appearance.
#6 Red Wiggle Sedum (Sedum Ochroleucum ‘Red Wiggle’)
Red Wiggle Sedum grows in zones from 4 to 8. It has spruce-like foliage that stays red-green in summer. When fall comes, it turns into a shade of bright red which looks fantastic in gardens.
#7 Barrenwort (Epimedium × versicolor ‘Sulphureum’)
Barrenwort grows in zones from 5 to and 8 showcases heart-shaped, oval leaflets tinted red in spring and bronze in fall and winter.
Hosta grows in zones from 3 to 9 and produces a burst of colors all year round.
#9 Arnold Promise Witch Hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’)
#10 Shenandoah Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’)
Shenandoah Switch Grass grows in zones from 4 to 9. The plant has upright foliage and turns tinted in the growing season peaking in a stunning red-leaved display in fall.
Croton grows in zones from 8 to 11 and is a plant that stays colorful no matter what the season is.
#12 Blue Fescue
Blue Fescue grows in zones from 4 to 8. In summer, it has fluffy straw-hued blossom stems. During fall, the blue foliage will give a textural contrast.
Heuchera grows in zones from 4 to 9. It has unique leaves that come in burgundy or deep purple shades.
#14 Autumn Fern
Autumn Fern grows in zones from 5 to 8 and grows up to 2-4 feet tall and wide. It has new fronds open in stunning colors of orange-red to copper pink before turning glossy deep green in summer.
Aronia grows in zones from 3 to 9. The plant bears flowers in white color in abundance in mid-spring but the beautiful berries only appear in the fall.
#16 Persimmon Tree ( Diospyros kaki)
Persimmon Tree grows in zones from 4 to 9. Its leaves turn pink, yellow, purple, or red in the fall with the fruits come in orange or yellow color.
#17 Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)
Virginia Sweetspire grows in zones from 5 to 9. The plant produces deciduous shrub produces oval, deep green foliage in changing hues of orange, red, and gold in fall.
#18 Blue Paradise ( Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Blue Paradise’)
Blue Paradise grows in zones from 5 to 9. The fine and slender blades of this plant remain blue-green in summer. Fall arrives, they turn into a stunning shade of burgundy-red.
#19 Ornamental Peppers ( Capsicum annuum)
Ornamental Peppers grows in zones from 9 to 11 and is an easy-to-care-for plant. It has shiny, green foliage and very colorful peppers that make any space look stunning.
#20 Feather Reed Grass
Feather Reed Grass grows in zones from 5 to 9. This plant is a majestic ornamental grass that adds a rich tone of colors to the fall garden. It prefers to grow in bright light to give the best color.
#21 Burning Bush
Burning Bush grows in zones from 4 to 8. It has a splash of crimson color during the fall.
#22 Dwarf Fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii)
Dwarf Fothergilla grows in zones from 5 to 8. This plant showcases a complex pattern of fall hues in purple, red, and orange. It does well in partial shade to the full sun to give the best color in the fall.
#23 Red Twig Dogwood
Red Twig Dogwood grows in zones from 3 to 8. It shows off green-colored stems in the summer and turns bright red in the fall.
#24 Russian Sage
Russian Sage grows in zones from 4 to 9 and showcases beautiful gray-green leaves. They bloom purple flowers in late summer and fall and white-silver fragrant stems during winter.
#25 Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Virginia Creeper grows in zones from 4 to 9. It is a fast-growing plant and looks stunning in any landscape and can thrive well in almost any light and soil conditions.
#26 Dusty Miller (Jacobaea maritima)
Dusty Miller grows in zones from 8 to 10. This plants display foliage in shades of silver-gray with its lacy leaves looks attractive.
Helveticum grows in zones from 5 to 9. This plant remains bright green most of the time of the year but when fall comes it will take an eye-catching shade of dark burgundy.
#28 October Glory Red Maple (Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’)
October Glory Red Maple grows in zones from 4 to 9. It has shiny leaves in a dark green shade that also turn into vibrant red in fall.
#29 Bloody Geranium (Geranium sanguineum)
Bloody Geranium grows in zones from 3 to 8 and opens in flowers occasionally from late spring to late summer but fall, the blossoms rise on an ornamental mound of palmately lobed foliage that becomes blood-red.