As the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, your Summer annuals will soon start to fade. But don’t despair! There are plenty of beautiful Fall plants that will add color and life to your containers and hanging baskets. Here are a few of our favorites:
Coral Bells (Heuchera cultivars)
Coral bells are perfect for adding a pop of color to your container garden or hanging basket. They come in a variety of colors, including shades of pink, purple, red, and white. Coral bells prefer shady areas and well-drained soil. They are also relatively low-maintenance, so they are ideal for busy gardeners.
Verbena (Verbena spp.)
Verbena is a versatile annual that comes in a wide range of colors, including purple, blue, red, pink, and white. Verbena prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is also heat-tolerant, making it a good choice for gardeners in warm climates.
Ornamental Cabbage and Kale (Brassica oleracea)
Ornamental cabbage and kale add a touch of whimsy to any fall container garden or hanging basket. These decorative plants come in a variety of colors, including white, pink, purple, and red. They prefer full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Keep ornamental cabbage and kale well-watered for best results.
Sedum (Sedum, Hylotelephium spp.)
Sedum is a succulent that comes in shades of green, yellow, orange, pink, and red. It prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade. Sedum is drought-tolerant and does not require much watering. It is also one of the easiest plants to propagate from cuttings.
Garden Mums (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
Garden mums come in a wide variety of colors, including white, pink, red, purple, and yellow. They are relatively easy to care for and will bloom from late summer all the way until the first frost. Mums prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
Asters (Aster spp.)
Asters are daisy-like flowers that come in a wide range of colors, including white, pink, purple, and blue. They bloom from mid to late summer and prefer full sun to partial shade.
Pansies (Viola × wittrockiana)
Pansies are one of the most popular Fall flowers because they come in such a wide range of colors and patterns. They bloom from mid-spring through early summer and then again in Fall. Pansies prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia)
Black-eyed Susans are bright, cheerful flowers that add a pop of color to any garden or hanging basket. They bloom from mid to late summer and prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
Coneflowers (Echinacea spp.)
Coneflowers are long-blooming perennials that come in a wide range of colors, including white, pink, purple, and orange. They Bloom from early summer through early fall and prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
Million Bells (Calibrachoa group)
Million bells are small, trumpet-shaped Flowers that come in a wide range of colors, including white, pink, yellow, purple, and red. They bloom continuously from spring until first frost and prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade.