Starry, white saxifraga flowers

Five autumn perennials for November

We pick five of the best perennial plants that flower in November.

As well as autumn foliage, there are beautiful flowering plants to admire in November, too.

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The key to lengthening the flowering period for many plants is deadheading – take a look at our deadheading tips to get you started.

Discover five of the best autumn perennials for November, below.

The key to lengthening the flowering period for many plants is deadheading.

1

Lily turf

Throughout the year, this robust perennial has attractive mounds of grassy foliage. From late-summer, poker-shaped flower spikes appear, bearing pretty, purple blooms. Lily turf is also a great plant for dry shade.

Lily turf purple flower spikes
Lily turf purple flower spikes
2

Hesperanthas

Hesperanthas are pretty, bulbous perennials native to South Africa. They enjoy a moist soil and tend to perform better after a rainy summer.

Soft-pink hesperantha blooms
Soft-pink hesperantha blooms
3

Alstroemerias

Also known as Peruvian lily, alstroemerias will bloom from summer up to the first frosts. Keep deadheading them to help prolong flowering by pulling off flowers that have gone over.

Brown-speckled golden and coral pink/crimson alstroemerias
Brown-speckled golden and coral pink/crimson alstroemerias
4

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums, also known as ‘mums’, are admired for their cheery blooms. Typically, they flower from late-summer to November, but you can also grow them from plugs in September, in a cool greenhouse. This should provide blooms that last from November to Christmas.

Large, full blooms of chrysanthemum 'Misty Golden'
Large, full blooms of chrysanthemum ‘Misty Golden’
5

Saxifraga fortunei

This starry perennial is perfect for brightening up dark days. Cultivars include ‘Silver Velvet’, ‘Black Ruby’ and ‘Two Kings’. Grow in moist, well-drained soil in partial or full shade.

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Starry, white saxifrage flowers
Starry, white saxifrage flowers

Evergreens for late-autumn interest