I asked Behnke President Alfred Millard if he has a favorite plant for October, and he sure does:
“One of my favorites is the Oakleaf hydrangea- beautiful fall color, rich burgundy and maroon foliage. In winter exfoliating bark is interesting, and you cannot beat the massive panicles of white in summer. A plant for all seasons. Alfred”
Nice pick! It’s at the top of my list of favorite plants, too. For you Latin-lovers, it’s Hydrangea quercifolia.