Accent plants are plants with unique characteristics or features used to highlight or draw attention to other plants, an entryway, stairs, seating, and more!
We’ve rounded up our favorite fall accent plants to help highlight your garden or patio (and enjoy stunning seasonal colors).
1. Mixed Medley of Asters
When it comes to accent plants, asters look beautiful in a formal perennial garden. This selection is a mixed-aster collection, blooming daisy-like flowers in a range of colors, including pink and purple, from late summer to fall. Add great autumn color to your mixed perennial bed. Asters also attract butterflies!
2. Little Lime Punch® Panicle Hydrangea
Eye-catching and unique, the Little Lime® Hydrangea is a compact, hardy hydrangea that fits easily into smaller landscapes, including container gardens. New blooms emerge to give you a festive mix of pink, green, white, and Hawaiian Punch-red blooms, all on the same plant.
3. Sombrero® Summer Solstice Coneflower
This bright Coneflower is covered with yellow blossoms with a white central ring surrounding a prominent orange cone.
This extremely hardy selection is also compact, fitting in many landscape locations along with its prolific, long-lasting blooms. Use it as an accent plant at an entryway or plant in groups or masses along a pathway for pollinators!
4. The Price is White Coneflower
Another beautiful coneflower, this Proven Winners® selection produces white flowers above dark green foliage. Plant in full sun in the spring or early fall. Leave the flowers intact into winter to watch birds come to eat!
5. Berry White® Hydrangea
The Berry White™ Hydrangea might be a summer stunner with strong, upright stems and large cone-shaped flowers, but it also looks fabulous in the fall as the large, white cone-shaped blooms progress to dark pink. Note: color shades can vary according to location, climate, and type of soil.
6. Soft Orange Coneflower
You can’t get more fall than orange blooms! The Soft Orange Coneflower features striking pumpkin-orange flowers. When it has finished blooming, leave the spent flowers so pollinators can enjoy the seed heads.
7. White Heath Aster
The White Heath Aster bursts into fragrant yellow-centered, white daisy-like blooms in early fall. Easy to grow, this tolerant perennial looks lovely as an accent plant. Butterflies flock to its masses of tiny flowers for nectar. Narrow grey-green foliage is also an important larval butterfly food.