Fall Blooming Flowers

Looking for fall blooming flowers? Here is a list of the best fall blooming perennials, flowers in season for fall, to plant in your garden.

If you want a real nice fall flower garden, you need to dedicate 10 to 20 percent of your plants to fall flowering perennial plants.

You can buy perennials for fall garden flower planting right here on this page. Just scroll down to the highlighted headline below.

With the right perennial fall flower selection, your garden will have striking color through the last days of fall.

Chrysantemums such as the spectacular ‘Foxy Natasha’ perennial, and Zinnias are the staples of a fall flower garden.


Chrysantemum 'Foxy Natasha'

Adding ‘Joe Pye’ (Eupatorium), Asters and ornamental grasses will further enhance the fall colors as the days get shorter and cooler.

If you trim down spring and summer perennials after they finish flowering, some of them will come back and give you another flower show in the fall.

Joe Pye Weed

'Joe Pye' Weed

I really love the look of seed heads and tall grasses swaying in the fall breezes.

The tall rosy pom-pom shaped flowers of ‘Joe Pye’ weed and the erect feather reedgrass (Calamagrostis x Karl Foerster) make a powerful two-some as they continue to flower late into fall.

Other powerful perennial performers include asters ‘Purple Dome’ and pink ‘Alma Potschke’, ‘Fireworks’ and ‘Fleece of Gold’ goldenrod, and the variegated zebragrass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’).

Aster Purple Dome

Aster 'Purple Dome'

When most other summer plants are fading, fall blooming flowers are beacons of exciting color in your garden.

Some of the best are Sedum, aster, Boltonia, Crysanthemum and goldenrod (So lidago).

Fill in the gaps with hardy annuals, such as pansies, sweet alyssum, and Brovallia.

The best fall flower designs have a lush variety of heights, colors, textures, and flower forms.

Plant yellow Rudbeckia and pink Sedum for color spotlight, and then let shrubs and grasses provide a green background.

Pink Sedum

'Autumn Joy' Pink Sedum

Fall flowering perennials are green most of the season, so mix them with perennial plants that bloom during spring and summer.

The fall blloming flowers greenery plays a nice supporting rolse for early bloomers.

Then, as they fade, the fall flowering plants come into action and continue the flower show until frost.

For maximum flower display, group fall blooming plants in clusters, and give them long season foilage plant companions.

Fall Blooming Flowers

'Black Eyed-Susan'

You should select fall flowers that are dependable over several seasons, such as Sedum and black-eyed Susan perennials.

You can see a picture of the yellow black-eyed Susan flower on the picture to the right here.

In a shady fall garden, plant bugbane and hostas with white flowers.

The rosy, or creamy white hybrid anemone perennials flower long and hard in dappled shade.

I love the arching plumes of tiny blooms of the Japanese toad lilies. Perfect for a shade garden.

And let evergreen ferns and lenten roses make your shade garden spectacular through winter.

Flowers That Bloom In Fall

MONKSHOOD (Aconitum): Grow in full sun or partial shade. All parts are poisonous if digested, especially the roots. Wear gloves while dividing and deadheading the flowers. Tall spikes of deep purplish blue flowers a top dark green leaves. Zones 1-9.

RANUNCULACEAE (Actaea Cimifuga): A group of different size plants. The bugbanes are the tallest with 3-4 feet tall flowers. Partial shade. Zones 1-7.

JAPANESE ANEMONE (Anemone Japonica): A very long lived perennial to grow in a partial shade garden. 2-4 feet tall flower stems. Zones 2-24.

NEW ENGLAND ASTER (A.novaeangliae): These plants grow 3-5 feet tall and almost as wide. Tolerant of wet soil. Full sun. Zones 1-24.

BOLTONIA (Boltonia): Very tall stems of up to 6 feet tall blue flowers. Tolerates poor soil. Grow in full sun or light shade. Zones 1-24.

PLUMBAGO (Ceratostigma): Pretty blue perennial flowers. Varieties vary in height. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Zones vary by species.

CHRYSANTEMUM (Chrysantemum): The perfect fall blooming perennial and a must for a fall garden display. It’s a group of about 160 varieties. Full sun for most species. Zones vary.

TOAD LILY (Tricyrtis): Woodland plants with orchid-like structures. 2 inch-long flower clusters at each leaf joint. Looks lovely when planted with hosta plants. Zones varies by species.

STONECROP ‘Autumn Joy’ (Sedum): Rounded clusters of pink blossoms, later aging to coppery pink. Growing about 2 feet tall and wide. Zones 1-10.

FALSE SUNFLOWER (Heliopsis helianthoides): Yellow blooms that look like sunflowers top the plants in late summer and fall. Most grow 3-4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Zones 1-11.

CLEMATIS ‘Sweet Autumn’ (Clematis terniflora): Produces masses of fragrant creamy white flowers starting late summer. It’s a desiduous vine, fast growing to 20 feet. Zones 2-11.

DAHLIAS (Dahlia cultivars): Available in numerous flower types and flower sizes from 2-12 inch cross. Modern dahlias have strong stems and long-lasting blooms that face upwards and have very attractive foilage. Zones 1-24.

HYDRANGEA ‘Panicle’ (Hydrangea paniculata): Elongated clusters of greenish white buds early summer opening to white flowers that turns tawny pink in fall. 10 – 20 feet tall and wide. Zones 1-21.

BLUEBEARD (Caryopteris): Valued for its cool blue flowers from midsummer to frost. Generally grown as a woody based perennnial. Zones 2-9.

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