Fall is a magical time of year. The leaves are changing colors, the air has a crispness to it, and there’s something about the way the world looks during this season that makes you feel more grounded. But fall isn’t just about trees – it’s also about flowers! If you’re looking for some gorgeous blooms to brighten up your home or garden this fall, here are 10 of our favorites:
Fall Flowers to Add Magical Charm
Pansot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
Pansy flowers are great for making a colorful display in the autumn garden because they come in so many different colors. This includes yellows, oranges, purples, pinks, and reds – perfect to brighten up your fall flowering beds! These hardy blooms also work well as cut flowers when placed inside vases or containers. Some varieties even have double petals that look like little faces peering out at you from the plant!
Viola ‘Cherry Cheesecake’
Aster (Callistephus chinensis)
This beauty is a popular variety of aster – a classic fall bloom with clusters of small blooms packed together to create an amazing display. These gorgeous little guys come in every color under the sun, so there’s sure to be one perfect for your garden or home decor needs!
Mums (Chrysanthemum spp.)
Mums are a classic fall flower, and there’s a good reason for that. They work well as cut flowers, can be grown in pots to bring indoors for decorative displays during the winter months, and come in many different colors! There’s no way you won’t find a variety that fits into your garden or home decor.
Chrysanthemum ‘Sunny Border Apricot’
Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens)
Salvias are great for brightening up your home with their vibrant colors. They come in so many different varieties that there’s sure to be one perfect for you! Some of these include ‘Sizzling Red,’ ‘Vista Bubblegum Pink,’ and the popular ‘Lady in Red.’ These blooms also hold on well as cut flowers, which is wonderful if you’re looking to make a creative floral arrangement during autumn or winter. Salvia splendens comes in both annuals and perennials – check out our post about them here!
Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
Sweet alyssum is an annual flower that’s great for planting in the garden during autumn. It has pretty little clusters of white, pink, or purple flowers and can be grown as a groundcover to create a thick carpet of blooms – perfect if you’re looking to hide some dead leaves on the forest floor!
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum spp.)
The bright yellow blooms of this flower look great when paired with other fall flowers, and the unique shape also makes them fun to work into floral displays or bouquets!
Calendula (Calendula Officinalis)
Like pansies, calendulas can be grown as cut flowers during autumn because of their hardiness. Some varieties even have double petals as pansies do! These vibrant little guys add lots of color to your garden beds during the fall season.
Violet (Viola spp.)
Who doesn’t love the classic purple flower of a violet? These blooms can be used as cut flowers and make for great additions to any fall floral arrangement.
Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
Snapdragons are another perennial flower that can be grown as cut flowers during autumn. They work well in both bouquets and floral arrangements, but also look great on their own!
Nippon Daisy (Nipponanthemum nipponicum)
The Nippon Daisy has an extremely unique appearance that makes it stand out in the garden. Each bloom is made up of tiny petals packed together into a larger flower head, creating a starburst effect – it’s no wonder they look so pretty when planted en masse!
James, the D.I.Y Expert, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Colorado State University. Love writing blog posts and guides to help others learn how to garden!