Fall is the ideal time to add some vibrant flowers and interest to your garden. Whether you choose annuals or perennials, cooler temperatures provide ideal growing conditions for these hardy plants.
Chrysanthemums are a must-have for autumn gardens, offering vibrant colors and easy care. Try Morgana Red for dark red blooms that attract butterflies, or Golden Butterfly(r) for heat-tolerant varieties that bloom continuously without needing deadheading.
Sunflowers are easy to grow and boast stunning blooms. They thrive in full sunlight and soil that’s packed with essential nutrients, making them the ideal flower garden plant.
No matter if you prefer tall sunflowers or dwarf varieties, there is plenty to choose from. Plus, some cultivars will bloom continuously and produce edible seeds!
When planting, it is essential to know your local area’s average first frost date. This information can be found on seed packets or plant tags.
In the late summer and early fall, you can plant a new crop of sunflowers in your garden. However, they may not produce as many blooms due to shorter days.
Phlox are easy to grow, boasting bright little flowers in shades of pink, pale blue, violet and white. They make a beautiful addition to mixed borders or herbaceous gardens as well as being planted in containers.
Plantain trees can be grown from seeds or transplanted from existing plants in zones 4-8, but for optimal success they need a sunny location with moist, fertile soil and good air circulation.
Before planting your phlox, incorporate compost or other organic matter into the soil. This helps it retain moisture and enhances its ability to thrive.
Divide clumps in early spring and replant them 60cm apart to prevent overcrowding and to ensure the plant’s health.
Salvias are hardy perennial flowers that come in an array of colors. They can be used to accent other flowering plants or grasses in the garden.
Seeds can also be planted directly in the garden after any danger of frost has passed, or early fall for tender varieties. Be sure to give them full sun and a well-drained soil.
Salvias can tolerate drought conditions, but they still need regular watering to keep their roots healthy and produce flowers. Water the ground lightly and avoid overwatering in order to minimize disease problems.
Chrysocephalum ‘Flambe(r) Yellow’ is an exquisite heat and drought tolerant plant featuring small, button-like yellow flowers on compact silver foliage. This trailing warm weather annual makes for great accents in mixed containers or as ground cover in gardens.
Flambe(r) Yellow has an eye-catching habit of covering its ground with nonstop blooms from summer into fall. This low maintenance perennial can be planted year round in garden beds or containers.
This delicate golden-yellow flower is complemented by stunning silver foliage that continues to produce color throughout the fall season. To achieve optimal performance from your plants, provide ample sunlight, water sparingly and apply fertilizer or compost at least halfway through the season.
Hylotelephium (formerly Sedum) are widely grown succulents with many cultivars and hybrids available. These easy-to-grow plants require only well-drained soil and ample sunlight to thrive.
Stonecrop perennial succulents are beloved for their hardiness, attractive foliage, and long flowering season. While these perennial succulents can grow in a variety of soil types, they thrive best on sandy, loamy or gravelly terrain.
These species, also referred to as orpine, hylotelephium, frog’s stomach, livelong or midsummer-men, can be an attractive addition to any garden. For best results they should receive around 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.
In the fall, this sedum puts on a vibrant display of rosy-pink blooms. They attract bees and butterflies alike, serving as sources of nectar that benefits a variety of beneficial insects.