Just because summer is over doesn’t mean your garden has to be. There are dozens of fall blooming flowers that keep your garden looking stunning well into the autumn months. Here are just 11 of our favorite varieties you can try.
Balloon Flower – also known as Chinese Bellflowers, these puff up, then open up and bring a beautiful purplish-blue hue to your fall garden.
Goldenrod – These tall and bright golden blooms look perfect in the fall. They are easy to care for and tolerant of both heat and drought.
Snakeroot – This wildflower makes a beautiful addition to any fall garden. Its white buds appear from late summer into early fall and repels annoying pests. That’s definitely a win-win!
Celosia – These flowers love the sun, but don’t always produce plumes. If you don’t get any, don’t be discouraged. If you’re lucky enough to get a bloom you’ll enjoy beautiful colors of fall.
Aster – These can be a beautiful addition to your garden in pink, purple, blue or white. They attract butterflies as well.
Sweet Alyssum – This fragrant and beautiful groundcover creates a lush carpet over any garden bed. White is a popular shade, but it is also available in purple and pink. It looks great in baskets or hanging containers as well.
Nippon Daisy – This tall and beautiful daisy brings back the typical spring flower to last well into the fall. This variety is frost-tolerant and keeps their color right up until the first hard freeze. Plus, it’s deer resistant.
Helenium- This bright and beautiful yellow, orange, and red bloom belongs in any fall garden. It comes back year after year and is a super-easy grow with masses of blooms, even in drought conditions. It may attract bees, but deer will steer clear.
Sedums – These are a typical plant-it-and-forget-it style of plant. They are virtually indestructible and can produce beautiful pink or red flowers. They don’t need a lot of attention, care, or babysitting, just plant and enjoy flowers through late summer and fall.
10-Oriental Lily – If you’re looking to add both color and fragrance. You might want to consider an oriental lily. They come in a variety of colors, though it may take a year or two to enjoy their full potential. It’s definitely worth the wait.
11- Chrysanthemum – Chances are, when you think of fall flowers, this is what comes to mind. They are available in nearly unlimited varieties and look amazing anywhere they are planted. All they need is sunshine and a quick drink when the soil gets dry.