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15 of the Best Fall Flowering Plants You’ll Love

Even though spring and summer are best for flower growing seasons, you do not have to give up on your garden Fall Flowering plants are here to rescue you. Knowing the right seeds or bulbs to plant isn’t enough to keep your garden flourishing past spring and summer. We at The Garden Plant have the right fall flowers if you have been worrying about being able to save your garden and have blooming flowers well past the popular spring/summer planting seasons and on into the fall, here’s your guide for the best fall flowering plants in America.

Joe Pye Weed

One of the best flowering plants for fall, Joe Pye Weed is that flowering plant you can quickly see by the roadside. Even though this plant can grow so many flowers it gets out of hand, the newer hybrids of Eupatorium have been cultivated with fewer flowers. The mauve flowers with dense mop heads can still do just well in a fall garden. Also, this plant grows successfully anywhere from zones 2 to 9.

Fall Flowering Plants
Joe Pye Weed

Blue Mist Shrub

Also called Caryopteris, the blue mist shrub is a subshrub that is mostly bred in the perennial garden. This plant flourishes gradually throughout August and grows sparkling blue flower clusters. This plant will do well in zones 5 through 9 and should be cut back in the early days of spring just as a butterfly bush is, and it thrives on new growth. Also, try to keep the bumblebees and butterflies off.

Russian Sage

Botanically known as Perovskia atriplicifolia, the Russian Sage starts its growing process as a hardly noticeable hint of blue. It finally grows into a quite unclear purplish kind of blue which would last for several weeks.
This plant is also seen as a subshrub, just like the blue mist shrub. It is necessary to prune this plant in the spring because its flowers form on the new growth even though its stems never get woody and it may not die back into the ground. Plant the Russian Sage in zones 4 to 9.

Fall Flowering Plant
Russian Sage Plant


A lot of mum varieties are available in the fall, but not all are precisely hardy. Put your mums in the ground right as soon as you’ve bought them and keep them sufficiently watered. Also, remember to mulch them when the ground is frozen to increase your chances of getting really hardy mums. Plant your mums in zones 3 to 9.

Perennial Sunflower

This one is also called helianthus and is perennial, different from the annual sunflowers. It flourishes towards the end of the season. You will get plenty of yellow-colored flowers whose blooms are also sized modestly. One good thing about this sunflower is that it doesn’t topple over in the way that annual sunflowers topple over. Plant this sunflower in zones 3 to 9.

Fall Flowering Plant
Balloon Flower

Balloon Flower

This flower is in the campanula family but is quite more dramatic. It begins as a bubble and then pops open on its bloom. It blooms in pale pink, lavender or white and spreads slowly. All you need to do to maintain this plant is to cut it back in the fall or spring. Plant it in zones 3 to 9.


Goldenrod is one of the last flowers to flourish in the fall, and even though many varieties of it are tall and elegant, some are actually dwarfed. Newer cultivars of goldenrod do not bloom by rhizomes and so, do not cover the whole garden. Grow this in zones 4 to 8.

New York Aster

Another great fall-flowering plant the New York Aster sometimes called the New York Daisy grows in shades of blue, pink, purple, and white with its blossoms popping open in late August and continuing until frost. If you pinch the stems, you can turn these blossoms into mounds with lots of flower buds.
This plant also blends well with other flowers because of its airiness. Grow this plant in zones 4 to 9.

Fall Flowering Plants
Stonecrop Red Burgundy


This plant does look good all year and does not require a lot of attention. Plus, it barely attracts any problems. The only problem with this plant is that it is not deer resistant. Grow the stonecrop in zones 3 to 9.


This plant who got the name Turtlehead from its blossoms which have the shape of turtleheads is a perennial plant that also blooms well in the fall. A damp area of your garden would be the perfect place for it as it doesn’t handle dry heat well. This plant grows in a dense cluster with beautiful foliage and pink, red or white flowers that blossom for weeks. Plant it in zones 2 to 9.

Japanese Anemones

The Japanese Anemones starts blooming in late summer and goes on till frost. They will also take a few years to get established but requires little maintenance when it stabilizes. Each Japanese Anemone is covered in pretty, paper-like blooms. Plant it in zones 4 to 8.

Fall Flowering plants
Sneezeweed Fall Flowering plant


This plant can grow quite talk and will require pinching. Plant it in full sun because it loves hot heads and cold feet. Also, remember to use mulch and plant it in zones 3 to 9.


If you prune this plant after flowering, it will have such a beautiful display for fall. Apart from yellow, tickseed also comes in other colors like pink and red. One good thing is that a lot of pests and diseases avoid this plant. Plant it in zones 4 to 9.

Fall Flowering Plants
Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus

This pretty fall plant grows just a few inches tall, and along walkways or under trees, it makes a beautiful carpet. The plant is entirely poisonous, so rabbits, deer, and other pests stay away. It grows well in partial shade, and some dampness is a good thing. Plant in zones 4 to 9.


If you’re not so big on the bright colors of fall, you may like snakeroot. This plant does well in partial shade and gets to only about a height of 3 to 4 feet. The flower stakes will, however, get up to 6 or 7 feet. Plant this in zones 3 to 7.


Brent Richard Dixon

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