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30 Best Fall Flowers for an Autumn Garden

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Of course, you know that your daisies and peonies won’t bloom forever. That said, you can look to the good side by considering autumn flowers like pansies, mothers, Japanese anemones – the list goes on. With striking colors from red to blue, there are flowers to choose from to create the perfect autumn garden. However, before you start shopping, you should contact your local plant supplier or nursery to determine the best time to plant any species. This is usually late spring or early summer. You can also contact a gardening specialist near you to find the best annuals and perennials that bloom until September and October. In addition, it is worth visiting the U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardness zone map before ordering plants online. You will find a helpful guide that highlights different climates in the United States and the most suitable varieties for each location. When you’re done researching, pick one of these fall-blooming beauties to upgrade your garden.

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Balloon flower

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As the name suggests, these beautiful flowers, which are found in shades of blue, white, and pink, resemble hot air balloons before they bloom. While they get along well in full sun, they can also thrive in partial shade.

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Goldenrod

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Goldenrod is a showy weed-like plant that prefers full sun and well-drained soil. But be careful if you suffer from allergies, as their pollen can cause a runny nose and itchy eyes.

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Dusty Miller

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This fluffy silver plant, also known as Jacobaea Maritima, would unexpectedly enrich your garden. Give it full sun and well-drained to keep it healthy.

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Hardy fuchsia

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If your garden needs a splash of color, then Fuchsia, also known as Fuchsia magellanica, is the right place for you. Remember that the right soil – not too dry, damp or hot – is the key to this type of flower.

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Sumac

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With well-drained soil, these hardy red flowers can grow up to 30 feet tall. They are available in a variety of variations, so you are sure to find the perfect type that will add visual interest to your garden.

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Amaranthus

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Amaranthus produces beautiful tassel-like flowers every fall that look great in arrangements – both freshly cut and dried. Grow this year in full sun or penumbra, the Missouri Botanical Garden advises.

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Dahlias

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Certain varieties continue to bloom from midsummer to autumn. Choose orange and red tinted varieties for autumn bouquets, but dahlias come in almost every color under the sun.

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Cornflower

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You will love these light blue beauties as much as the birds and butterflies. Deadhead flowers used for further flowering.

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Celosia

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Also known as the Hahnenkamm, Celosia cristata produces flower heads with a hood that are several centimeters wide until autumn. His relative Celosia PlumosaOn the other hand, feather-like feathers are created – another autumn favorite.

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sunflowers

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They can peak in midsummer, but most sunflowers continue to shoot up even when the weather cools down. Harvest when the seeds turn brown or the back of the seed heads turn yellow. However, you have to beat the birds to them.

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canna

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The tropical flowers and lush leaves reach a height of up to 3 meters and can dazzle from May to October, depending on the type and location. Plant dwarf varieties in containers and bring them in over the winter to enjoy them all year round.

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cosmos

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Your kitchen will never be without flowers if you plant a bed of cosmos. They provide great bouquets from spring to the first frost. Bonus: finished flowers can sow themselves in your garden for even more stems.

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Gomphrena

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If you’re struggling with dry or loamy soil, try this drought-resistant species. Gomphrena Globosa generally grows about a foot tall and takes until frost sets in.

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Verbena

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These tiny beauties bloom profusely until the first frost and brighten the beds, borders and hanging baskets even in partial shade. They even tolerate the hot, dry summer days in the south, which lead to a cooler autumn.

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Dianthus

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The generic name comes from the Greek words Dios, means divine, and anthos, Meaning of flower. Very fitting, no? Cut them for long-lasting bouquets and keep blooming.

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Chrysanthemums

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As the epitome of the autumn flower, you can pick up mothers for (practically) a dozen cents in the supermarket. Place the pots in bright, indirect light and water throughout the fall. To let them bloom (and look neat), cut off the buds when they wilt.

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Rudbeckia

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These sunflower-like beauties will love the brightest point in your garden. Sow the seeds directly into the soil at any time during the summer to get sparkling autumn blooms.

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Pansies

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Pansies can’t take heat, but they can withstand winter. Plant them at the end of summer and they will bloom until a hard frost. Then expect their smiling faces to reappear in the spring.

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Helenium

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They don’t just look pretty. Helenium also repels deer and prevents rabbits from eating other flowers in your bed.

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Ornamental peppers

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Fair warning that you shouldn’t try to eat them as they are particularly spicy. Place the pot in your sunniest window for the best “harvest” and water evenly once the soil is slightly dry.

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Witch hazel

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Yes, in summer you get attractive dark green foliage, but in autumn and winter this popular shrub really shines. Spider witch hazel flowers often bloom long after other trees and bushes drop their leaves.

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Japanese anemones

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Autumn reds and oranges look great, but you don’t mind seeing a hint of pink through your window this September. Bonus for shady courtyards: the versatile border plants thrive in the sun.

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Perennial sage

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Beginners gardeners take note of these sturdy (and aromatic!) Stems. The flowering ears also have beautiful silver foliage.

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Sedum

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Watch this succulent plant sprout in the summer before turning deep pink or red in the fall. Because Sedum (also called Stonecrop) stores water in its leaves, it is incredibly heat and drought resistant, and butterflies love the wide, dense flowers.

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Turtle heads

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You will know that it is time to go back to school as soon as these tubular flowers appear. The plant is also called “Chelone”, but if you look at the flowers you will understand the nickname.

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Alyssum

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Alyssum is available in both purple and white and can be used in containers as well as in beds or as ground cover. If you’re aiming for a fantasy garden, plant some between stepping stones to achieve a magical effect.

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Japanese toad lily

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Like toads, these orchid-like flowers love shady, humid locations – but rest assured that they’re much prettier than their namesake. Tricyrtis According to the Chicago Botanic Garden, it goes well with other forest plants like hostas and ferns – but watch out for deer. You will like these flowers as much as you do.

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Colchicum

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You may know Colchicum by its other name: autumn crocus. As expected, they bloom between August and September, but without foliage. The leaves only appear in spring before they die.

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Asters

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Let your flower garden go out with a bang with this stunning display. Plant for the largest lavender flower strip in full sun. The daisy-like flowers also repel deer and attract butterflies.

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Monkshood

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Warning: this plant is poisonous, but with such beautiful purple flowers it is difficult to resist. Plant the perennial (also called wolfsbane) in shady areas – and wash your hands after handling. If you have curious children or pets, you can skip them.

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