8 classic autumn plants

An abundance of colour, atmosphere and taste

Autumn is versatile. As is the world of plants. The change of season brings a new array of plants to claim their moment in the spotlight. Whether you’re looking for plants to brighten up the front door, want to make an autumn wreath or want to fill the garden with colour, there’s an enormous choice. Here is a selection of classic autumn plants that you can really enjoy during the forthcoming season!

 

Alumroot 

Also known as Heuchera, this herbaceous plant delivers an instant Indian Summer feeling. This specific variety Heuchera ‘Melting Fire’ brings warmth into your garden. Perfect for a roast & toast, don’t you think? 


 

Hebe 

This plant is tremendously versatile. It's available in a wide range of colours and shapes. The picture shows Hebe ‘Tricolor’: an outdoor plant that easily brings together a varied grouping.


 

Fountain grass

The airy sprigs of fountain grass are also known as foxtail grass or Pennisitum. A majestic addition to the garden that delivers a fantastic look & feel in autumn and winter.


 

Astilbe 

Astilbe's flowers may look like sweet candyfloss, but the leaves’ sharp edges warn that you should not bite into this beauty. So stick to feasting your eyes with Astilbe Japonica ‘Mainz’ in the garden.


 

Uncinia rubra

Known as Uncinia Rubra and everflame. In the summer this plant is transformed into a fiery sea of leaves, whilst the russet colours announce the arrival of autumn.


 

Chrysanthemum

What's your favourite colour? It’s very likely that there’s a chrysanthemum available in your colour of choice. It's the perfect way to bring extra joy into your garden or home this autumn.


 

Shrubby veronica

Hebe Alexa it is also known as shrubby veronica. This purple plant brightens up any grey corner, even in a minimalist concrete-look pot.


 

Chinese fringe flower

Also known as Loropetalum ‘Chin Black Pearl’, this Chinese fringe flower sounds like it's come straight from an exciting pirate movie. Could the plant have made the journey from its place of origin in China, Japan and South-East Asia by ship?


This is just a selection of plants to make this autumn even better. If you’d like even more options take a look at the plant guides for autumn aster, autumn anemone, Sedum, Gaultheria and Skimmia.