32 Best Fall Flowers | Flowers that Bloom in Autumn

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Have a look at the Best Fall Flowers that welcome the arrival of autumn with vivid colors and spectacular textures in the outdoor space with style!

Fall has a certain charm that never seems to fade away. If you want to welcome it in your garden with fabulous shades of color every year, then here are the best Best Fall Flowers you can grow!

Here are the best flowers for a balcony garden

Best Fall Flowers

1. Pansy

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Botanical Name: Viola tricolor var. hortensis

Grow beautiful, colorful, and resilient Pansies in late summer so that it continues to flower during fall and winters!

2. Dahlia

Botanical Name: Dahlia

These perennials could live for over two years provided you offer them a strong support system. Dahlias do not tolerate frost well and prefer warmer climates.

3. Goldenrod

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Botanical Name: Solidago

This vibrant flowering plant can add charm to your fall garden. Goldenrod is also popular for its anti-inflammatory healing values.

4. Sweet Alyssum

Botanical Name: Lobularia maritima

These tiny flowers in white and pink shades form a vibrant carpet that can be used as a landscape garden in the fall. It also adds a sweet, subtle scent to your garden, too.

5. Flowering Kale

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Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea

The favorite salad green can also add some pretty charm to your fall garden with a stunning palette of pale pink and purple shades.

Check out more varieties of kale here

6. Viola


Botanical Name: Viola

The flowers and leaves of this plant are edible and these happy blooms love the sunlight and also grow well in cooler climatic conditions. They grow throughout fall and spring.
7. Chrysanthemum

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Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum

Mums define fall like no other flower! Though each type differs in its own way, most mums continue to flower for anywhere between 4-8 weeks.

Learn everything about growing Chrysanthemums here

8. Celosia

Botanical Name: Celosia

These blooms mostly look like they have been set on fire because of the fiery hues! Celosia usually blooms from June until anytime frost sets in and is typically grown as annuals.

Here’s all you need to know about growing Celosia

9. Black-Eyed Susan

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Botanical Name: Rudbeckia hirta

This is one of the most popular flowering plants that continue to thrive during the fall. They usually bloom from June to November and can be grown even in containers. 
10. Dianthus
Botanical Name: Dianthus

This hardy flowering plant is mostly planted as garden borders, in balcony boxes or containers, and is popular for its ‘spicy’ aroma. It usually blooms from May to November.

11. Aster

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Botanical Name: Asteraceae

Asters are mostly available in purple, white, and pink shades and these beautiful blooms need little care. These flowers also attract hummingbirds and butterflies into your garden.
12. Cosmos
Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus

Cosmoses are another excellent choice for a fall garden as they continue to flower for several months into the fall in shades of crimson, white, yellow, and pink.

13. Balloon Flower
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Botanical Name: Platycodon grandiflorus

The stunning flowers could also be found in shades of white, blue, and pink. They are called Balloon flowers because of their resemblance to hot air balloons right before they blossom.
14. Sunflower

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

You can definitely consider sunflowers to brighten up your garden or landscape during fall. This yellow flower is available in a slew of colorful varieties!

Check out our article on growing Sunflowers here

15. Canna

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Botanical Name: Canna indica

Canna can liven up the garden during autumn with its spotted variations of the red-orange, yellow, pink, or scarlet flowers.

16. Verbena

Botanical Name: Verbena

With sweet-smelling, tiny flowers in saucer-shaped clusters, Verbena comes in shades of red, pink, white, coral, purple, bicolored varieties, and blue-violet.

17. Sneezeweeds

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Botanical Name: Helenium

With beautiful, daisy-like flowers, it can cover your garden with vibrant yellow, red, or orange shades during the dull months of autumn.

18. Japanese Anemone

Botanical Name: Anemone hupehensis

Also called Japanese Thimbleweed, this tall perennial bears shiny foliage and flowers in shades of pure white to creamy pink with a green-colored button in the center.

19. Autumn Crocus

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Botanical Name: Colchicum autumnale

It is not a true crocus. The plant comes in shades of pink, lilac, white, and violet. It produces a bouquet of flowers in early fall.

20. Marigold

Botanical Name: Tagetes

The flowers are either double or single borne. Marigolds are available in mahogany red, orange, and yellow in color and can make your garden look pretty hot during autumn!

21. Million Bells

Botanical Name: Calibrachoa

Million Bells bears mounds of interesting foliage that can grow up to 3-9 inches in height. The flowers come in shades of pink, violet, blue, yellow, bronze, magenta, and white.

22. Sweet Autumn Clematis

Botanical Name: Clematis terniflora

It showcases fragrant heads and tiny flowers in shades of pure white from August to fall when it turns into a fluffy-headed silvery mass.

23. Hibiscus


Botanical Name: Hibiscus

Varieties like; Rose of Sharon, Giant Rose Mallow, Rose Mallow, Confederate Rose, Blue River II, and Lord Baltimore flower beautifully in fall months. Check the best hibiscus cultivars here.

24. Shrub Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa

Also known as landscape roses, you can include cultivars like; Lambert Closse, Felicia, Linda Campbell, and Knock Out in your garden for a colorful display of blooms during fall.

25. Hardy Fuchsia

Botanical Name: Fuchsia magellanica

Have a burst of shades in the fall months with colorful blooms of hardy fuchsia. Make sure to provide it right soil which is not too dry, hot, or moist is the main factor for this flower.

26. Pigweed

Botanical Name: Amaranthus

This herbaceous annual, flowers in summer, fall, and early winter with burgundy, red, orange, pink, and green blooms. It grows up to 2-5 feet tall in full sun to partial shade.

27. Gomphrena

Botanical Name: Gomphrena globosa

The bright magenta bracts organized in globose with papery texture and clover-like flowerheads shine in a long summer to frost blossom. Though true flowers are trivial while looking closely you can see white to yellow trumpets.

28. Witch Hazel

Botanical Name: Hamamelis virginiana

Witch hazel blooms with yellow flowers tinged in red or orange in fall and winter when other bushes and trees drop their foliage. It prefers full sun to partial shade.

29. Perennial Sage

Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis

It flowers from summer to fall, grow during spring, these fragrant drought-tolerant beauties are ideal for cutting and loves by butterflies and bees.

30. Turtlehead

Botanical Name: Chelone obliqua

This clump-forming perennial, flowers during fall with purple, pink, and white blossoms that resemble turtle’s beak. It prefers full sun to partial shade and rich moist soil.

31. Autumn Monkshood

Botanical Name: Aconitum carmichaelii

This herbaceous perennial has an upright towering form, it showcases bold spikes of violet hooded blooms with blue undertones topping above the leaves during mid-fall.

32. Heather

Botanical Name: Calluna vulgaris

This evergreen shrub is a must-have in an autumn garden where it blooms in beautiful purple or mauve shades. There are also other colors available.

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