10 Midwest Plants for Instant Fall Color
Yellow, orange, red and purple: Get gorgeous autumn foliage instantly with these color-drenched shrubs and perennials hand-picked for Midwest landscapes.
Red: Little bluestem
Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), a grass native to Midwest prairies, takes on a warm red-orange or purple hue in fall. Clumps stand about 3 feet tall with a graceful, tufted habit. Grow in full sun and quick-draining soil. Zones 5-9.