These five plants are beautifully lush flowering plants that look their best in the fall. With these in your garden, you will be the envy of the neighborhood.
1) Fall Time Garden: Perennial Sunflower
This is a gorgeous large plant. The perennial sunflower grows strikingly tall and its droopy cream-yellow flowers are impressively beautiful. The tallest sunflowers may require support so they do not collapse. These plants thrive in the hardiness zones 4-9. They grow best in full sunlight, can tolerate a range of soil types, and need an average amount of water daily. These can be planted in the fall, but will fare better if they are planted in the spring. A packet of 25 seeds costs only $5.
2) Fall Time Garden: New England Aster
This is a beautiful flowering plant. These plants grow between one and five feet tall, and bloom vibrant red and pink flowers in early September. They grow well in many soil types, but require full sunlight to reach their potential. They can develop the best in the hardiness zones 3-9. They have the average thirst of a fall plant, but are drought resistant to an extent. Springtime is the best time to plant these seeds, but they will grow just fine in the fall. A packet of 100 seeds of aster costs only $4
3) Fall Time Garden: Goldenrod
This is a lush, colorful, and striking plant. Goldenrod can reach heights of up to six feet. In addition to stunning yellow flowers, this plant has lush green foliage that fills empty gardens space nicely. The flowers bloom in late august, attract butterflies and caterpillars, and do not aggravate allergies. The pollen is too heavy to float around and cause runny noses and watery eyes. Goldenrod grows best in hardiness zones 3-9. This is a fast growing, low maintenance plant. It tolerates nearly any light, soil, and water conditions, but grows best in partial shade, with adequate water in rich soil. Goldenrod can be planted during every season except winter. A packet of 400 seeds costs just $3.
4) Fall Time Garden: Helenium
Helenium is a beautiful flowering fall plant. It grows to a height of 2-5 feet. It grows best in hardiness zones 3-8. It is easy to grow, great for attracting birds and butterflies, and is moderately drought resistant. The flowers of helenium are beautiful daisy-like flowers glowing in lush yellow, brown, and orange blends. These flowers are the traditional fall colors and are quite magnificent. This plant is a perennial. A packet of 50 seeds is $5.
5) Fall Time Garden: Mexican Sage
Mexican sage is a beautiful plant that thrives in hardiness zones 10-11, but can be grown in 7-9 with a high rate of success. It is a very tough and persistent plant. It can survive many types of soils, frequent bad weather, drought, over watering, and varying light conditions. It grows up to three feet tall. It has bright floppy purple flowers that bloom in early fall. They can be planted in spring or fall. A packet of 50 seeds is $4.