Best Perennials for Late Summer and Fall in New England

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Perennial flowers are fabulous additions to New England gardens. As opposed to Annuals which live only 1 season, perennials come back year after year, some for more than 10 or 15 years - and even a hundred years like peonies! When carefully selected, wave after wave of colorful blooms will be enjoyed in your Northeast garden from spring to fall. Reliable plants, they come back stronger and bigger when winter turns to spring, ready to start another spectacular show.

Many gardens are at their best in spring and summer, but attention should also be given to their fall display as well. There are many spectacular late-flowering perennials that have the potential to revive your garden in the fall and extend color and joy in your landscape.

If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy plants for your late summer or fall garden, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will happily carry color through the end of the growing season.


While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 3
Plant TypePerennials
ExposureFull Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Water NeedsAverage
MaintenanceLow
Soil TypeChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil DrainageMoist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
CharacteristicsShowy
ToleranceDeer, Drought, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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