Each season change has beautiful flowers blooming. There are many flowers for Fall gardening to choose from in every shade imaginable. The flowers that bloom in the Fall have some of the richest colors that you will find. Typically, we see flowers in shades of orange, yellow, red, and various shades of purple.
Capture the warmth and beauty of the season with our 8 favorite flowers for a fall garden…
1. PERENNIAL SUNFLOWER
While most gardeners are familiar with the big blooming annual sunflowers, it’s the perennial selections that are the true garden gems. ‘Lemon Queen’, for example, produces gorgeous creamy yellow blooms in late summer and early fall.
2. TOAD LILY
Toad lilies keep shady gardens from getting dull at the end of the season. This easy-care perennial offers intricate, orchid-like flowers from late summer to mid-fall.
One of a group of great native plants in the daisy family, helenium offers cheery yellow, orange, or red blooms at the end of the season. We love how tough and easy to grow this plant is.
One of the quintessential autumn plants, sedum bursts into bloom at summer’s end. This tough plant laughs off all summer’s heat and drought to look great in your garden at the end of the season.
Fall wouldn’t be fall without the cheery yellow flowers of goldenrod. It’s a tough, beautiful plant that looks good despite summer heat and drought. Note: Goldenrod isn’t typically a source of allergies; this is a common misperception.
New England aster bears loads of pink, blue, purple, and white flowers that are great in the vase or in the garden. Butterflies love it, and we do too.
Colchicums look like fall-blooming crocuses on steroids. The big cup-shaped blooms appear seemingly out of nowhere in fall and create a bright show of pink or white.
8. RUSSIAN SAGE
It’s fun to have some contrast to all the warm autumnal shades. Russian sage does the trick with its airy blue flowers and silvery foliage. Another reason we love it- it’s tough as nails and both the foliage and blooms have a great scent.