While the bell flowers look pretty in the summertime, the colorful pods make this ornamental plant so popular. Physalis alkekengi (a.k.a. Chinese Lantern) requires little fuss, but it'll spread quickly if left to its own devices. Click through for more of the best fall flowers and plants.
Autumn garden colors ~ a picture of the beautiful changes the Royal Purple Smoke Tree undergoes during fall. We just got some saplings of this tree, can't wait to see it grow and add big bursts of color every autumn.
Trees for small gardens: Spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus) has fantastic fuchsia coloured autumn leaves and unusual orange berries. Ultimate height: 3metres. Find out more about this small, native tree at http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/euonymus-europaeus/1007.html Photo: Sarah Cuttle