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What’s Blooming Now – October

It may be October in North Georgia but thankfully, it is still warm enough to see some beautiful fall flowers. Some of these started earlier in the year and others are just now popping out. Salvia greggi ‘Lipstick’ is a show stopping Salvia. This variety blooms from May through November. As with other salvias, it is drought tolerant and deer resistant.

Another fall favorite is the Fall Aster. This white variety is tall and lanky but can be cut back earlier to keep it more compact.

 

 

Callicarpia americana – Beauty Berry has the most outrageous metallic berries in the late summer/fall. This deciduous shrub is non-descript most of the year but does it’s best to make up for it in the fall. It is also a Georgia Native.

 

Abelia ‘Rose Creek’ is a small, rounded shrub that shows off it’s blooms in late summer and fall. This variety of Abelia is an evergreen that stays compact and never needs to be pruned into strange shapes! Abelias are also drought and deer resistant.

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