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15 Perennials to Plant in September: A Fun and Flourishing Guide

Hello to all the green-thumbed wonders and plant enthusiasts out there! If you're browsing the calendar and wondering, "What can I plant in September?", you're in the right spot. Let's dive into 15 perennial plants that are just itching to be in your garden this month. 🌱

1. Autumn Joy Sedum: Aptly named, this beauty thrives in the fall. Its rosy-pink blossoms eventually mature to a coppery hue, attracting butterflies galore!

2. Goldenrod (Solidago): Say hello to bright yellow! Despite its wild nature, it’s a perfect fit for controlled gardens and even aids in combating hay fever.

3. Japanese Anemone: Boasting delicate pink or white flowers, these elegant blooms will wave hello every time a gentle breeze comes by.

4. Coneflower (Echinacea): A classic, and for good reason. It’s resilient, beautiful, and attracts our fluttering friends, the butterflies.

5. Hardy Fuchsia: Unlike its tropical counterpart, the hardy fuchsia can withstand cooler temperatures and adds a pop of pink and purple to your garden.

6. Aster: Available in various shades of blue, purple, pink, and white, asters add pizzazz to your garden while also providing nectar for late-season butterflies.

7. Russian Sage: Add a touch of aromatic blue and silver with this perennial, which is both deer-resistant and drought-tolerant.

8. Coreopsis: Known for its sunny disposition (yellow blooms), it’s a surefire way to keep the spirit of summer alive.

9. Chrysanthemum: A fall favorite! This quintessential autumn bloom comes in oranges, reds, yellows, and even purples.

10. Hellebore: Also known as the "Christmas Rose", it promises early spring blooms and loves a shady spot in your garden.

11. Turtlehead (Chelone): These unique pink or white flowers resemble the head of a turtle poking out from its shell. Bonus: They’re deer-resistant!

12. Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia): Fiery and fantastic, this perennial gives your garden a tropical feel even as temperatures start to drop.

13. Joe-Pye Weed: Don’t be fooled by its quirky name; this tall perennial adds lovely pinkish-purple hues and is a butterfly magnet.

14. Toad Lily: With its orchid-like flowers, the toad lily adds a touch of the exotic to any.

15. Bugbane (Actaea): Ending on a high note, the bugbane boasts tall spires of white or pink fragrant flowers, and yes, it's as enchanting as it sounds.

September might be signaling the end of summer, but it's just the beginning for these perennial superstars. So, grab some gardening gloves and let's make your garden your happy place! 🌸🍂🌼

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