Fall flowers are a great addition to your modern gardens as there are lots of evergreen shrubs, annuals, and perennial flowering plants that you could grow, which would keep your garden looking bright and colorful after a successful summer season
However, some of these popular fall flowers would need to be planted during the late spring or the start of summer.
So, get your garden tools ready and try out this list of fall flowers to plant now.
|Botanical Name||Platycodon grandiflorus|
|Common Names||Balloon Flower or Chinese bellflowers|
|Plant Type||Herbaceous Perennial Flowering plant|
The Balloon Flower or Platycodon grandiflorus is a great flowering plant known to produce bright blooms in fall season. Platycodon plants feature clump-forming foliage that is short and doesn’t grow more than 3 feet in height.
They produce flowers that range from the color lavender to the color white and they have a reputation for being easy to grow to perform well when exposed to either full or partial sunlight. Watering should be kept moderate for the balloon-shaped plant.
|Common Names||Chrysanths or Mums|
|Origin||Northeastern Europe and East Asia|
|Plant Type||Flowering perennial plant|
Chrysanths are perfect autumn flowers that you should try out in your gardens. They provide the gardens with a very wide range of colors, featuring almost every shade except for the color blue. Mums are carried by strong stems with many branches holding double or single pom pom-like flowers at their base.
Grow your Mums flowers in a garden where they have enough access to bright yet indirect sunlight. Do ensure they get enough water though, as they require moist but not soggy roots.
|Plant Type||Short-lived Perennial or Annual plants|
Amaranthus is regarded as a diverse genus of pseudocereals, leaf-vegetables, and ornamental plants that could be grown as annual plants or short-lived perennial plants. They feature egg-shaped broad leaves that are oftentimes covered with little hairs.
During the autumn, Amaranths produce dense flowers or fall blooms that range in color. Grow these low-maintenance plants in areas with either direct sunlight or partial shade. They require you to water them at least once or twice a week.
Viola tricolor var. hortensis
|Botanical Name||Viola tricolor var. hortensis|
|Origin||West Asia and Europe|
|Plant Type||Hybrid flowering plant|
Pansies are proud members of the Violaceae family. They are excellent types of fall flowers that have become popular due to their high tolerance for winter. Pansies do not do well in extreme heat so plant them at the end of summer.
These exotic flowers feature overlapping petals that are covered in very bright colors and patterns. Grow them in areas of partial shade as they don’t require much heat. Watering should be kept at moderate levels after the soil gets a little dry.
|Botanical Name||Fuchsia magellanica|
|Common Names||Hardy fuchsia or Hummingbird fuchsia|
|Plant Type||Flowering perennial shrub plant|
The Fuchsia magellanica is known to belong to the primrose family. It is filled with lots of colors that range from red to lavender to blue. Hardy fuchsia plants are carried by dark green shrubs and they can grow tall reaching heights of 10 feet.
Grow these exotic fall flowers in zone 7 of the USDA zones. They require proper moist soil, with adequate drainage capabilities. Keep the sunlight intensity at moderate with adequate shade in the afternoon and complete exposure to the morning sunlight.
|Plant Type||Perennial Herbaceous plant|
Solidago which is also known as Goldenrods are a large genus with almost 120 different plant species. They are known to grow in large open areas like meadows and they feature dark green slender stems which carry yellow pollen-filled flowers located at the tip of the plant.
Goldenrods have a weed-like growth habit and would do well in areas with access to direct or full sunlight. Keep the watering moderate by ensuring you water once a week, after the soil has been a little dry.
|Origin||Central America and North America|
|Plant Type||Flowering Perennial and Annual plant|
Sunflowers are a popular genus of over 70 different species. They are known for their bright-colored, yellow petals which are carried by long, hairy stems measuring up to 15 feet and are accompanied by rough spiral leaves.
Helianthus flowers are known to bloom in the summer, but they do extend their blooms well into the fall or autumn season. Grow your sunflowers in areas with exposure to at least 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. Watering should be kept moderate as they don’t do well in soggy soil.
|Origin||Central America and Mexico|
|Plant Type||Tuberous, perennial herb plant|
Dahlias are popular autumn flowers that are known for their bright-colored petals that are toothed and segmented. They come in a wide variety of colors ranging from white to purple, to red and yellow.
Just like sunflowers, Dahlias are known to bloom in the summer season, however, their blooms extend towards the autumn season and they do well when grown in areas with exposure to direct sunlight and require consistent watering practice. We recommend drip irrigation for your Dahlia flowering plants.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best fall flowers you can grow in your gardens are the sunflower and the chrysanthemums.
No, Chrysanthemums do not produce nectar and they have very poor pollen, so bees are not attracted to them.
The most popular fall flowers in existence are sunflowers, pansies, mums, and dahlias.
Some of the best flowers you can use in decorating, this fall season include; succulents, dahlias, mums, and even pansies.
The best time to grow fall flowers in a garden would be from middle august to late august.