What’s Blooming in the Fall?

Fall is a time of transition from hot to cold and the temperatures are similar to the spring. Many spring blooming plants will also rebloom in the fall such as roses and azaleas. Here is a Rhododendron that is blooming in September:

The following photos show some of the many different plants that bloom from September to December at Dawn Gardens.

New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’)

Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer ‘)

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Saponaria ocymoides

Million Bells (Calibrachoa)

New York Aster (Aster novo-belgi)

Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)

Black and Blue Salvia (Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’


Summer Phlox (Phlox paniculata)


Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus)

Geranium ‘Roxanne’


Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)



Indigo Bush (Indigofera incarnata)

Coreopsis verticillata


Sun Drops (Calylophus drummondianus)


Blanket Flower (Gaillardia grandiflora)


Japanese Anemone (Anemone hybrida)


Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ (August)

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ (October)


New York Aster (Aster novi-belgii ‘Winston S. Churchill’)



California Fuchsia (Zauschneria californica)

Arizona Fuchsia (Zauschneria arizonica)

Russian Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius) (pruned back in July)

Russian Sunflower (not being pruned back in the summer makes this plant taller but floppy in the rain)

Tagetes lemonii

Invitation to Dawn Gardens:  Open Garden on Saturday, November 3, 2018.  No RSVP needed; all garden and plant lovers are welcome.  The address is 14446 Perimeter Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95949.  The hours are 9 AM to 5 PM rain or shine.  I have a few umbrellas if needed.  Come early for coffee, donuts, scones.

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