This eye-catching plant will be one that will make you and the insects and hummingbirds around your garden fall in love with it. Autumn Carnation is a blooming plant with pink ruffled flowers that will ornate your garden from spring until fall. This species is less sensitive than other Azaleas, being a great addition both to your garden borders and your patio, as they also thrive in containers, not just in soil.
Autumn Carnation was first encountered in 1995 by Robert Edward Lee of Louisiana, so this species is quite new in butterfly gardens, but it surely makes up for the time other plants took the spotlight. They grow up to 4 ft (1,5 m) in height and spread almost symmetrically around 4 ft in a round bush. The green foliage changes color with the cold season, turning purple at first, then deep bronze. Its growth journey makes it a compact plant, so although it grows as a bush, Autumn Carnation is low-maintenance when it comes to pruning.