Are You RED-y for Fall?

Submitted October 09, 2015 at 10:54 AM

We all feel the chill in the air and notice the reds, yellows, and browns on the mountains, but until the leaves are gone and the snow flies, why not visit the Garden to enjoy the season during one of its most colorful times?

Alamos Amaranth   Amaranthus 'Alamos'
You can't miss this red giant in the Herb Garden. It stands over six feet tall.
Lords and Ladies   Arum pictum
Tucked under the Crabapple trees in the Herb Garden, this little guy can be smelled from sometimes ten feet away!
Cotoneaster   Cotoneaster shansiensis
Along the path to the Rose Garden overlook, this handsome shrub produces small red fruits that resemble tiny apples.
Possumhaw   Ilex decidua 'Red Escort'
These little red berries hang on tight to the branches well into winter.
Shenandoah Switch Grass   Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
As the temperatures get colder, the red color will transition to golden instead of green.
Woods' Rose   Rosa woodsii
This Utah native feeds many species of wildlife during winter with its bright red hips.
American Cranberry   Viburnum trilobum 'Compactum'
One of the first shrubs to turn red each fall. Look for it in the Four Seasons Garden.

The temperatures still reach into the low 80's some days, so come take a stroll through Red Butte and witness for yourself the beautiful fall colors.

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Photos by Jason Baker

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