Perennials for Colorful Fall Foliage
Fall foliage is not restricted to deciduous trees and shrubs. The leaves of many of our favorite perennials also turn brilliant colors in the fall.
The delicate heart-shaped leaves of barrenwort, botanically known as epimedium, turn yellow, red or bronze in fall. Some of the leaves will persist through winter and drop as new leaves and flowers appear in spring.
The fluffy white seed heads of our native little bluestem complement the coppery-red fall color that persists throughout the winter.
A bit more information: Most of the colorful coral bells (Heuchera) maintain their color throughout the fall and winter. Those in colder climates might be looking at brown leaves during extremely cold winters. Just wait for spring when new growth with vibrant leaf color returns.
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