As the sunlight hours diminish, the green chlorophyll synthesizes less nourishment and fades, allowing other colourful pigments to appear in the leaves, particularly the carotenoids (yellow, orange) and anthocyanins (red, purple).
Nature then takes on the sumptuous shimmering shades of the season. A glimpse of sun peeping between the the clouds produces magical lighting effects.
The autumn palette of flowers and leaves gives you a wide variety of choice to compose some beautiful colour combinations.
You'll find below a selection of our best perennials and grasses with autumn foliage. Naturally, these plants can be to associate with the autumn-flowering perennials
A chartreuse green foliage that turns orangey-red in the autumn.from £4.69
Dwarf Maiden Grass is especially good for small gardensfrom £4.69
Excellent for decoration, en masse or on its ownfrom £3.29
Architectural plant - light and airy - fairy-like after the rainfrom £3.99
Architectural plant - light and airy - fairy-like after the rain£4.09
An easy to grow cultivar£4.29
Flaming red cardinalfrom £4.69
Not to be missedfrom £3.99
This fountain grass forms vigorous clumps of straight, bluish leaves.from £3.29
An effective and very free-flowering little ground cover!£3.99
Prairie dropseed is perhaps the finest and most elegant grass from the North American prairies.from £2.99
A real star!£3.99