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Flowers to Plant in the Fall

One of the hallmarks of fall is watching your garden die off. It can be sad to say goodbye to summer flowers and succulents, but it’s equally exciting to think about what you’ll plant next season. Now is the time to plan for flowers you can plant in the fall.

Here are some flowers you might consider planting this fall:

Fall Flowers                             

Pansies are a colorful option for flowers in the fall. You can plant them about a month before your first frost date, and this will give them enough time to grow flowers and produce seeds. However, if you live in a cold climate, pansies may go dormant during winter months. I suggest planting them early so that flowers last into the fall season and then let them rest during winter.

Snapdragons, marigolds and chrysanthemums are all flowers that grow well in warm weather climates. Plant these flowers in late summer and they should continue growing until temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 Celsius). This means flowers will provide color deep into the fall months.

Other flowers you might consider planting in the fall:                    

Sunflowers, poppies and zinnias are flowers that grow well in warm climates. These flowers should be planted in late summer so they have a full growing season. Flowers will grow until temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 Celsius). Sunflowers flowers are huge and they’re perfect for fall decorations because the flowers remain on the plant even after it’s died back.

Flowers to avoid planting in the fall:

Peonies can be planted after your first frost date, but flowers won’t open until temperatures are warmer again. This means flowers will not produce flowers until next year’s summer months. You may want to consider planting them later on so they have full growing seasons.

If you’re not sure what flowers to plant beyond what’s on our list, or need more direction in strategically planning your landscaping needs, landscaping companies are who you want to talk to.

Stay informed and ask for help when you need it. Good luck this fall with your landscaping efforts. We hope our list helps.