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Fall Perennials You Can’t Kill

Coneflower
Pink coneflower in a garden

Known as echinacea, coneflower typically grows 2 to 5 feet tall. This easygoing perennial works well as a companion plant.


Though coneflower thrives in full sun, it can tolerate some shade. These beauties make excellent cut flowers and attract birds and butterflies to your garden. If you have time to deadhead the spent blooms, these flowers last until the first frost.

Stonecrop Sedum
Pink stonecrop sedum flowers in a garden

This dependable succulent brings amazing beauty to your garden with star-shaped whitish-pink flowers that eventually turn red. Some varieties provide great ground cover while others grow up to 3 feet tall. Sedum spreads and is also easy to propagate by cutting a stem and replanting in a new location. 

Coreopsis
Yellow coreopsis in bloom

This perennial is extremely tolerant to heat. Known also as tickseed, these blooms form in clumps and multiply to fill up your garden. Picking off dead blooms promotes an abundance of flowers. You can’t go wrong with this perennial.

Shasta Daisy
White Shasta daisy blooms in a flower bed

This hardy, sun-loving flower plays well in your garden with daylily, rudbeckia and ornamental grasses. Daisies spread easily and make great border blooms. They can survive under almost any condition in your garden so long as they have sun.

Rudbeckia
Rudbeckia flowers in a flower bed

Also known as black-eyed Susans, these daisy-like flowers attract butterflies and easily multiply in your garden. They are low-maintenance and extremely drought tolerant. Plant in masses as a border or in a container with ornamental grasses.

If you’re a beginner gardener or even a seasoned one, there are certain no fuss, no fail garden plants that gardeners turn to in their outdoor space. These flowers and foliage plants bring color, interest and texture to the garden, and they can take dry, drought-like conditions.


When you turn to these low-maintenance plants, your garden will reward you with endless beauty.