Ten Fall Perennial Flower Garden Favorites

As the trees begin to show their leaf color, the stage is set for fall-blooming perennials to strut their stuff. Spring may get most of the attention in the gardening world, but don’t forget to include an autumn show in your perennial garden.

Many fall-blooming perennials add to the traditional autumn color palette with reds, yellows, oranges, and purples, but that’s not all. There are also plenty of choices in pink, blue, white, and lavender for a softer look.

As you’re planning your fall perennial garden, be sure to take a look around and see what’s still blooming. Canna lilies often continue blooming into cooler weather, as do rudbeckia, chelone, echinacea, and many others. Planning overlapping bloom times will ensure color throughout the season.

Read on for our top 10 fall blooming favorites to consider. Check out our article on Understanding Planting Zones To find out what zone you’re in!

8 COMMENTS

  1. These are excellent choices!
    I would include Double Knock out rose as they also bloom all season long and into the fall and look great with any of these outstanding fall performers.

  2. I have sedum,hostas and mums…kind of a zigzag alternating in front of bed..looking for color and heigth behind for fall..any suggestions? cone flowers and bl eyed susans done blooming

  3. Lisa, try some Dahlias! They’re tall and just breathtaking in autumn, one of the last bursts of bright color in the season.

  4. ohhh, Thank you! Just saw them around someones mailbox and was wondering what they were…Thank you very much! Off to the store tomorrow.

  5. HI I JUST STARTED TO LOOK FOR BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS AND PLANTS THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR SUGGESTIONS. NOW I HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT TO BUY FOR THIS SEASON AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEM

  6. Hi, I work at a flower shop and I understand to plan the overlapping bloom times, does this mean I set off a portion of the garden for each season, or do I plant in the existing area for the next season?

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