The leaves are starting to turn, and the days are getting shorter. But there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the bounty of the autumn garden! Here are some flowers that bloom in September and October, so you can continue to enjoy color in your landscape even as the temperatures start to drop.
With its delicate blooms and pretty petals, the anemone is a popular choice for bouquets and centerpieces. This flower comes in a variety of colors, including white, pink, purple, and red. Anemones can be found blooming from September to October.
Asters are one of the last flowers to bloom in the fall. These beautiful flowers come in a range of colors, including pink, purple, white, and yellow. Asters symbolize patience and daintiness. You can find these flowers blooming from September to November.
Celosias are often referred to as cockscombs or brain celery. These unusual-looking flowers come in shades of pink, purple, red, orange, and yellow. Celosias bloom from July to October.
Chrysanthemums are one of the most popular fall flowers. Often used in bouquets and centerpieces, chrysanthemums come in a wide range of colors, including white, yellow, pink, purple, and red. Chrysanthemums symbolize cheerfulness and rest. These flowers can be found blooming from September to November.
Cosmos are annual plants that typically bloom from summer into fall. These beautiful daisy-like flowers come in shades of pink, purple, red, white, and yellow. Cosmos represent peace and harmony. You can find these flowers blooming from July to October.
With its showy blooms in a variety of colors, the dahlia is a great addition to any fall garden. They bloom from late summer through early fall, and they’re relatively easy to care for. Just make sure to deadhead them regularly to encourage more blooms.
These delicate flowers have a sweet fragrance and come in a wide range of colors, including white, yellow, pink, purple, and red. They bloom from late summer through early fall and make lovely cut flowers.
Hydrangeas are another type of flower that come in many different colors, including blue, pink, purple, and white. They bloom in late summer and early fall, and they’re perfect for adding a pop of color to your garden as the leaves begin to change color.
Though they’re often considered weeds, thistles can actually add some interest to your fall garden with their distinctive purple or pink flowers. They bloom from late summer through early fall and attract bees and other pollinators.
Fall Blooming Camellias
Camellias are one of the longest-blooming flowers, with some varieties blooming from September all the way until May. They come in a wide range of colors, from white to pink to red, and they’re sure to add a splash of color to your garden during the fall months.
Flowering / Ornamental Cabbage and Kale
Ornamental cabbage and kale are usually grown as annuals, but they can actually be quite perennial in warmer climates. They bloom best in cooler weather, so they’re perfect for adding some color to your garden in the fall. The flowers are typically white, but they can also be shades of pink or purple.
Goldenrod is a perennial flower that blooms in the late summer and early fall. It’s a great addition to any garden, and it’s especially beautiful when planted in mass. Goldenrod comes in a variety of colors, including yellow, white, and pink.
Joe Pye Weed
Joe Pye weed is a tall perennial flower that blooms in late summer and early fall. It’s named after Joe Pye, a Native American herbalist who used the plant to treat typhus fever. Joe Pye weed comes in shades of pink, purple, and white.
Pineapple sage is an herb that blooms in late summer and early fall. It’s native to Mexico, but it’s now grown all over the world. The flowers are typically red, but they can also be shades of orange or yellow. The leaves have a strong pineapple scent, hence the name “pineapple sage.” Pineapple sage is often used as an ornamental plant, but it can also be used in cooking.
Sedum / Stonecrop
With its thick, fleshy leaves and clusters of pink, white, or yellow flowers, sedum (sometimes called “stonecrop”) is a great choice for a fall garden. Sedum is easy to care for and can even tolerate poor soil conditions. Just be sure to plant it in an area that gets full sun.
Showy Crocus, Autumn Crocus
The showy crocus is a member of the iris family that blooms in the fall. It’s often used as a naturalizing plant in woodlands and meadows. The showy crocus has large, purple flowers with yellow centers. It’s a hardy plant that’s relatively easy to care for. Just be sure to plant it in an area with well-drained soil.
Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) gets its name from the fact that its dried flowers were once used as a sneeze powder. Today, sneezeweed is more commonly grown for its showy yellow flowers, which appear in late summer and early fall. Sneezeweed is easy to grow and tolerates both wet and dry conditions. It’s also deer resistant!
Toad lilies (Tricyrtis) are perennial plants that bloom in late summer or early fall. They get their name from their toad-like flowers, which come in shades of white, pink, or purple. Toad lilies prefer shady areas and moist, well-drained soil. They’re also relatively low maintenance, making them a great choice for beginner gardeners.
As you can see, there are plenty of beautiful flowers that bloom during the fall months! So next time you’re feeling bad about summer coming to an end, take solace in the fact that there are still plenty of gorgeous blooms to enjoy before winter arrives!