|Turtlehead a/k/a chelone|
hosta sprouts elongated blooms of frilly purple or white.
Shrubs do the heavy lifting as burning bush and hydrangea reach their peak of color.
Black cohosh, a native plant, sets out white blossoms resembling giant caterpillars. These blooms droop gently or wave gaily in the chilly breeze.
Reliable sedum sets out honeycombed blooms of pink, red and burgundy. Left on the stem through winter, they deepen giving contrast to the white winterscape. Red flag grass throws out plum colored tassels which capture the wind.
Fall blooming plants tend not to be delicate. To survive the heat of summer then gracefully transition to the vagrancies of cool fall requires some strength of character and color n'est pas?