Cooler weather has arrived. But having a spectacular landscape doesn’t have to end after summer! While you may think that flowers thrive well in spring and summer seasons–that can also be true for cooler seasons. In fact, there are a variety of flowers and plants that thrives in colder temperatures.
Planting fall flowers brings out bold and rustic combination of colors. These colors pairs well with decor for holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We are excited to share some of our favorite flowers and plants that we use for fall landscaping.
Chrysanthemums, or mums, are popular flowers to plant in the fall. Its name comes from the Greek word meaning “gold flower.” The flowers can be either ball or globed shaped, daisy-shaped or even button shaped. Its color palettes of orange, red, and yellow makes a perfect complement your fall decor.
Colors: Orange, Red, Yellow, and Sometimes White
Pansies have heart-shaped and overlapping petals. It loves lots of sunlight and cooler temperature. Its ability to withstand harsh winter conditions makes it an ideal flower to plant during the fall. It will continue to blossom until late spring.
Colors: Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and Yellow.
Antirrhinums are commonly known as snapdragons or dragon flowers. It’s common name is due to the flower’s resemblance of a dragon’s face. Snapdragons are beloved for their bright and cheery colors. They are wonderful cool-season annuals that pairs well with pansies and violas.
Colors: Orange, Pink, Red, White, and Yellow
Celosia have large clusters of flowers on top of green or reddish leaves. They can add fun vertical texture with it’s striking upright plumes or spires which resembles flames. Because of its flame-like head, its name was derived from an Ancient Greek word for “burning.”
Colors: Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Croton is a perennial evergreen shrub which is native to India and Malaysia. It is popular due to its stunning colors of orange, yellow, and reds. Crotons are ideal shrub to plant in the fall because it thrives well in temperatures between 55℉ and 80℉.
Sometimes called “ornamental” kale, flowering kale produces ruffled leaves. Their leaves are pink, purple and red which help make bold statements in your landscape. Since flowering kales love chilly weather, they are perfect plants for the fall and mild-winter season.
Colors: Pink, Purple, Reds
The quintessential cottage flower, the dianthus is adored for its starry flowers and rich, deep green foliage.
Interested in sprucing up your landscape for the fall? Give us a call at (337) 207-7526 or click here for a free quote.