Just because summer is long gone doesn’t mean you can’t have some color in your garden. There are plenty of options for fall flowers that can add beauty to your garden up until frost.
Chrysanthemums are a favorite fall flower, but there are many other options available. Other fall-blooming perennials include Japanese Anemone, Liatris and Goldenrod. Bulb flowers like Surprise Lilly, Colchicum and Showy Crocus will also bloom long after other flowers have died off. Combine a variety of fall-blooming flowers to create a gorgeous color display when many other gardens have succumbed to the browns and grays of winter!
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Japanese Anemone: Tall (two to four feet), daisy-like with red or white blooms. Prefers shade and frequent watering. Begins blooming in September.
Liatris: Grassy plant with large pink or purple blooms. Grows best in full sun.
Goldenrod: Grassy plant with bright golden fronds. Likes full sun, can become weed-like if not cut back.
Surprise Lilly: Lilly that prefers full sun and well-drained soil. The surprise is how they come back in fall after appearing to die at the end of spring.
Colchicum: Crocus-like flowers ranging in color from white to purple. Best in partial shade.
Showy Crocus: Vast variety of bloom colors (even blue!). Grows in full to partial shade.