Fall blooming plants are a beautiful addition to any garden.
Most of the plants that I grow tend to bloom in the spring and the summer of the year. When trying to expand my garden space and make it more colorful throughout the seasons, I found some brightly colored plants that start blooming at the end of the summer months, and they continue until the first frost of the year. These plants can have a variety of bloom colors, but there are plenty of options that you can consider the next time that you are planting perennials for your garden.
Let’s take a look at 15 great fall-blooming perennials.
Also known as Japanese anemones, these flowers with beautiful white blooms can be a lovely border in any perennial garden. The blooms are almost paper-like, which means they are fragile, but they do not require much care. Seen in hardiness zones four to eight, these blooms can be seen from late summer until the first frost of the year.
The aster is a plant that will grow well in full sun and well-drained soil. It has beautifully colored fall blooms that are bright blue, pink, and purple in color. These blooms do not require a lot of maintenance, and they are great for attracting butterflies and other pollinators to your outdoor space. They can be seen growing in hardiness zones three through eight.
This plant, which grows in zones three through 10, is a fall-blooming plant that is often referred to as a false aster. It has pink and white blooms, and it tends to do best in moist soil that is well-drained and full sun. As a perennial, it can grow to be up to 8 feet tall, and it can have a spread of up to 4 feet wide.
This is a plant that will grow best in well-drained soil and full sun. It has shallow roots, so it may need a bit more water than other perennials. They can be seen growing all year in zones four through nine, though it can be seen in zone three as well. These plants have fall-colored blooms that will look great in any outdoor space.
This is a fall-blooming plant that is commonly known as sneezeweed, and it can easily grow to be more than 5 feet in height. It creates blooms that resemble coneflowers that can be red, orange or yellow in color. This plant prefers full sun and moist soil so that its roots remain wet. It’s a plant that does well in zones three to nine.
This is a lovely plant that is also known as a sunflower. It does best in full sun conditions and well-drained soil. It does not do well in drought conditions, so make sure to give it plenty of water. This perennial will have quite a few blooms during the fall in hardiness zones three to nine.
Also known as the obedient plant, this is a plant that can grow to be anywhere between 2 and 4 feet tall, depending on the variety. It grows well in zones three to 10, and it will do best in full sun and well-drained soil. It does prefer to grow in soil that is slightly acidic, especially if you want the plant to spread.
If you are looking for fall-blooming plants that can be used to create a lovely ground cover in your outdoor space, then sedum is a great option to consider. This plant can grow in hardiness zones three through nine. It does not require much maintenance to grow; in fact, it can grow in high heat, low water, and poor soil.
It’s a tall plant that has several yellow blooms. It is fairly simple to grow in zones four through eight, and it can quickly take over an entire garden. This is actually one of the last plants that will produce blooms during the fall, so when you see the golden color in the garden, winter is on the way.
This is a unique plant that has a bloom that starts as a balloon-like bubble, and when the bloom is ready to open, it actually pops. This is a plant that grows in hardiness zones three through nine. These fall blooms can be white, pink, lavender or blue and will typically do best with well-drained soil and full sun.
This is a large shrub that can be seen growing in USDA hardiness zones five to nine. Also known as a blue mist shrub, the blooms will begin opening in August each year. This is a bush that is simple to care for; it prefers well-drained soil and five to six hours of direct sunlight a day to really thrive.
If you are looking for a perennial that is not bright in color, then snakeroot is an excellent option. It can grow in zones three through seven, and it prefers well in partial shade and cooler temperatures. The plant grows to be about 4 feet tall, but when the flowers bloom, it can grow to be up to 6 or 7 feet in height.
This is a plant that does well in hardiness zones four through nine. It is a plant that will only grow to be a few inches tall, and it will create beautiful, fall blooms for your garden space. It likes to grow in partial shade and damp soil. It is also a poisonous plant, so most animals will leave it alone.
This is a unique plant that has fall blooms that resemble turtle heads. It is a plant that does not deal with a lot of heat, so it is ideal for a damp space in any garden. It grows in zones two through nine, and throughout the fall months, you can see red, pink, and white blooms.