Plant these 18 fall flowers after Labor Day to beautify your landscape

09/10/2022 11:00 PM by Admin in Gardening

The praise for summer shouldn't be reserved only for that season.

Even when the gorgeous flowers of summer have withered away, there are still many things in the garden to please the eye. Many annuals, perennials, and shrubs will continue to be in full bloom right up until the first severe cold snap (even after that, there are some flowers that bloom in late winter or very early spring). If you choose plants that bloom in the fall in your yard and containers, you may be able to prolong the amount of time you spend gardening. Also, there are a lot of fall flowers that go well with colorful arrangements of pumpkins and gourds.

1. Anemone from the Sea in Japan

Anemone from the Sea in Japan


This beautiful perennial blooms for a very long time, from the end of summer to the beginning of October. It comes in a wide range of colors, from white to bright pink, and spreads slowly through underground rhizomes.


Two types that are definitely worth looking at are called "Fall in Love Sweetly" and "Curtain Call Deep Rose."

2. Gentle Alyssum

Gentle Alyssum

Sweet alyssum has dainty blooms that may be pink or white, and they make a stunning display when they cascade over the edges of pots or down walls. Even a thin layer of frost can't hurt it, even though it looks like it would.


Two types that come highly recommended are Snow Princess and Dark Knight.

3. Goldenrod


This evergreen plant grows in clusters and brightens up any environment it inhabits by attracting sunshine. They don't need a lot of maintenance and supply nectar for late-season pollinators like bees and butterflies.


Two types that come highly recommended are Blue-stemmed and Goldrush.

4. Marigold


Because these annuals are so hardy, they should be able to withstand a mild frost and cool nights. They will practically continuously produce blooms from the time of planting until the first severe frost, which may last for many months. When the flower heads have completely dried up, you may snap them off and save them to plant in the spring.


Examples are the Big Mission and the Red Cottage.

5. Asters



When the rest of the garden is beginning to lose its luster, these perennials are just beginning to come into their own. They bloom around the same time as mums and are available in a variety of colors that complement one another, such as blue, lavender, pink, and purple.


Here are some examples of such variants: Cloudless October Skies


6. Fountain grass may be seen in a garden

Fountain grass may be seen in a garden


Even though it is not technically a flower, fountain grass is an excellent complement to many of the blossoms that appear in the fall. Any garden would benefit from the addition of these towering and regal spikes.


Try out some Burgundy Bunnies and Fireworks, two of our more unique types.

7. A bush of roses

A bush of roses

Although roses have a notoriously poor reputation for being easy to care for, this is not always the case. Rose bushes that are placed in the landscape continue to bloom far into the autumn season, offering pleasant bursts of color during the cooler months of the year. The newer kinds are far less susceptible to becoming sick than the older ones.


It is recommended that you sample the following varieties: Pink Oso Easy Paprika


8. Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

a result of their dark brown or black button centers, these golden flowers are an excellent choice for use in fall flower arrangements. Black-eyed Susans are a reliable supply of color from around the middle of the summer to approximately the same time in the fall. Read the tag or the description of the product if you want to find out if you are purchasing an annual or a perennial.


Two types that come highly recommended are American Gold Rush and Goldsturm.


9. Beautyberry


These evergreen shrubs develop quickly and maintain a beautiful appearance throughout the year. The leaves of some of them have a dark purple coloration. You have a chance of finding the exquisitely colored berries that give the beautyberry its name during either the spring or the summer.


It is recommended that you investigate either the Purple Pearls or the Pearl Glam variants.


10. Tolls of the Coral Bells

Tolls of the Coral Bells

Coral bells, also known as heuchera, are frost-resistant perennials that are valued mostly for the vivid appearance of their leaves, which may vary in color from the deepest burgundy to the brightest lime green. The lovely leaves, which have a ruffled appearance, will continue to bring color to your yard long after other annuals have faded off.


Both the Dolce Cherry Truffles and the Citronelle come highly recommended by me.

Danita Delimontgety took the photos.


11. Helenium


Helenium, often known as "sneezeweed," gained its name from the fact that it was traditionally used in the production of snuff. This blooms from late summer into the fall and has vivid, eye-catching hues such as red, orange, and yellow in its petals. This flower is very attractive to butterflies. Make use of it to bring some color to the back of your borders, even if it is late in the season.

12. Imitation of the Sunflower

Imitation of the Sunflower


In appearance, these charming hardy perennials are extremely identical to their annual namesakes; right down to the yellow petals and brown core, they have the same characteristics. Because butterflies and bees are drawn to it, it is a very desirable plant.

If you're looking for some diversity, give Tuscan Gold or Tuscan Sun a go.


13. Violet and pansy

Violet and pansy

These vibrant flowers have bizarre faces and thrive in temperatures that are a little on the cool side; they can even endure a light dusting of frost. They come in a dazzling variety of colors, ranging from soft pastels to bold primary colors, and there is a large range of options to choose from.

Plentiful Frost and Swiss Monster are two examples of these varieties.


14. Snapdragon



This annual plant grows vertically and is a great choice for a wide range of container plantings. There are some participants that have already been left behind in the race. In addition to coming in an extensive palette of colors, snapdragons are able to keep blooming right up until the first significant frost of the season.


15. Both the Butterfly Bronze and Candy Showers variants are solid choices that won't let you down.

Both the Butterfly Bronze and Candy Showers variants


Chrysanthemums: Autumn's Flower is the mother of these little ones! They are able to withstand a certain amount of cold, are available in a broad variety of vibrant colors, and are resilient. In botanical parlance, we refer to them as perennials. However, if you don't get them in the ground by the end of summer, they won't be able to make it through the winter since their roots won't have had enough time to become established. Nevertheless, you may be able to get them at a price that makes them affordable enough to enjoy for a single growing season, and some types will even return the following year even if you plant them too late.

Try out some Matchsticks, Mammoth Daisy, or Coral, or one of the other available types.


16. Lobelia


The lovely, trailing look of lobelia makes it an excellent choice for use in planters and pots. You may create a stunning fall display by combining some of these with leaves that are a blazing orange color. If you planted it earlier in the season and it kept losing its beauty over the summer, give it a little trim to get it to grow branches and flowers in the fall, when it does best.


If you're looking for some distinctive selections, the Laguna Ultraviolet and the Laguna Dark Blue are also great choices.


17. Seedlings of the plant known as Autumn Sedum

Autumn Sedum

A yard or garden may benefit greatly from the addition of height and dimension with the planting of sedum, often known as stonecrop. Butterflies have a strong preference for this plant, and it is an important source of late-season nourishment for a wide variety of pollinator species. After being cut, the flowers may maintain their freshness in a vase for many weeks.


Some examples of these variations are Fiery-Lemon Jade and Spicy Cracker.

18. The Russian Wise One

The Russian Wise One

Even when conditions are dry, the Russian sage plant will continue to produce tiny violet blossoms all the way through the month of September. It is a tough perennial that can survive in situations that range from rocky to sandy. Hummingbirds really like this plant.


Denim 'N' Lace and Rocketman are two of the kinds that come highly recommended.



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