Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ -- Another great choice for late summer flowers and winter texture. Its flowers bloom from August into November; they open pink and mature to a copper befitting of autumn. It is 2 feet tall and wide, with succulent stems and leaves.
Hameln' , a dwarf fountaingrass, crowns a bed of white petunias and 'Purple Dome' aster. The bright white draws your eye to the base of the garden bed in contrast to the grass' crown of tan spikelets. The rust of sedum peeks through from behind the grass.
Fall Container Garden mix: A. Blue fescue (Festuca glauca): 1 B. Chrysanthemum 'Cecilia': 2 C. Strawflower (Bracteantha 'Sundaze Golden Yellow'): 1 D. Purple fountaingrass (Pennisetum 'Burgundy Giant'): 1 via Better Homes and Gardens
Blue Fescue non-native - small mounding blue- grey grass. I love heavily mixing grasses with flowering perennials and more structural plants. They add a softness and intrigue. Low water and LOW maintenance.