Autumn Blooms: Flowers to Plant in the Fall

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Just because summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean the flower garden should. Many flowers thrive in mild autumn temperatures, and fall flowers can continue blooming well past summer’s farewell. Mums, dahlias, marigolds, and turtleheads are lovely fall blooms to plant this time of year.


Chrysanthemums—or mums—are some of the most popular fall flowers. Mums are available in a variety of colors ranging from muted red hues to bright yellow shades. They need plenty of water and sunshine to thrive in mild fall temperatures. Annual mums perform well in well-drained containers, but perennial mums can be planted directly into the ground and return each season.


These whimsical flowers are often show-stoppers in fall gardens, with colorful blooms and heights ranging from two to six feet tall! They love sunshine, need regular water, and may continue blooming until winter’s first freeze.


These cheerful blooms are easy to grow and can add a pop of color to any fall garden. Marigolds can also repel insects and will usually bloom until the first frost.


These perennial wildflowers are known for their unique shape that resembles a turtle’s head. When grown in partial shade and moist soil, pink and red-hued turtleheads can thrive well into the autumn months.

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