28 Beautifully Blossomed Flowers to Have in Your Garden this Fall

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Fall time doesn’t have to be the time of year when your garden is full of dead flowers and leaves from seasonal changes, instead of calling it quits for the year as a gardener, take it to the next step and plant one of many beautiful fall flowers in your garden bed this year.

28 Fall Flowers That Will Bring Your Garden Back to Life

Fall Flowers

Not only will these fall flowers spice up your garden when Autumn arrives, but they will also give you more time to enjoy your home hobbies before tucking yourself away for the cold winter months.

1. Amaranth (Amaranthus “One that Does not Wither”)

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Immortality and purity
  • 💧 Water needs: Regular watering
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Rich, well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 2 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: 5 hours of sunlight a day
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Mid summer

The stems of the Amaranth are unique with their reddish color and are occasionally lined with spines as armor. These types of fall flowers have leaves that are egg-shaped and have prominent veins that are green or red and also have long petioles.

2. Canna (Cane “Indian Shot”)

Canna

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Perfection and beauty
  • 💧 Water needs: 1-2 inches of water a week
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Moist soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 9 to 10
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Mid summer to fall

The Canna flowers come in a variety of colors including Cream, Pink, Yellow, Red, and Orange. Although the orange flowers only last just a few days, they are quickly replaced with the following bloom with flowers just as vibrant and beautiful. The Canna flower belongs to the Cannaceae and remains to be the only one that has a total of ten species.

3. Celosia (Celosia Argentea “Red Velvet”)

Celosia

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Silliness and affection
  • 💧 Water needs: Low (drought tolerant)
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Thrives in high levels of organic matter
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 10 to 12
  • ☀️ Light needs: 6-8 hours of sunlight a day
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Later summer into fall

The Celosia has colorful and beautiful blooming flowers that can help decorate your garden as well as be eaten as a little mid-afternoon snack. This flower can bloom for up to a total of ten weeks with flower heads that bloom pink, gold, orange, purple, and sometimes a multi-color.

4. Balloon Flowers (Platycodon Grandiflorus “Chinese Bellflower”)

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Honesty, endless love, and desire
  • 💧 Water needs: Keep consistently moist
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Rich soil with good drainage (loomy)
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 8
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Late summer into early fall

The Balloon flower grows up to two feet tall and one foot wide in colors like blue-violet and pink and white. This plant is native to East Asia and is known as the Balloon flower, Chinese bellflower, and the platycodon. The Balloon flower is also part of the perennial family called Campanulaceae.

5. Hardy Fuchsia (Fuchsia Magellanica “Hummingbird Fuchsia”)

Hardy Fuchsia

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Confiding love
  • 💧 Water needs: 1-2 times a week
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Rich soil with high amounts of nutrients
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 6 to 7
  • ☀️ Light needs: Moderate amounts of sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Spring to fall

The Hardy Fuchsia grows beautiful drooping flowers that are bell-shaped or tubular. In the subtropic areas, these flowers can be seen during the summer and fall and in the tropics, they can be seen throughout the entire year. The colors you will see on the flower petals are red and purple.

6. Cornflower (Centaurea Cyanus “Bachelors Button”)

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Fidelity, reliability, and tenderness
  • 💧 Water needs: Water once a week (drought-tolerant)
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Average, well-drained garden soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 2 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: Open fields with full sun
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Late spring to mid-summer

The Cornflower is native to Europe and also part of the Asteraceae family which is an annual flowering plant grown in cornfields. This fall flower plant grows 16-35 inches tall and has leaves that are 1-4 cm long. When it comes to the color of the flowers on this plant, it blooms with an intense blue during late spring.

7. Cosmos (Cosmos Bipinnatus “Mexican Aster”)

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Order and harmony
  • 💧 Water needs: Regular
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Neutral soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 2 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Summer until the first frost

There is a total of 20 perennial and annual types of the Cosmos flower which is also part of the perfect little Aster family. The Cosmos can grow from 1 to 6 feet and comes in a wide variety of colors including pink, orange, yellow, red, and white. When growing these types of fall flowers, remember they grow great in both garden beds and containers.

8. Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta “Coneflower”)

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Encouragement and motivation
  • 💧 Water needs: Moderate
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Tolerant to many types from clay to loam
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 10
  • ☀️ Light needs: 5 hours of sunlight a day
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Mid summer until the first frost

A cool fact about this fall flower plant is that it is considered to be a pioneer plant. This means that the Black-eyed Susan is one of the first flowers to grow in a damaged area after a fire or natural disaster. Again, these plants symbolize motivation and encouragement which they have and need while growing in a damaged area.

9. Begonia (Nelumbiifolia “Lilypad begonia”)

Begonia

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Uniqueness, harmony, gratitude, and caution
  • 💧 Water needs: Every 2-4 hours
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Light well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 9 to 10
  • ☀️ Light needs: Bright, indirect light
  • 🌱 Blooming season: June until frost

Looking at pictures of fall flowers, you will notice that the Begonia has the most unique foliage colors like bronze, pink, gray, and green. Depending upon the type of Begonia being planted, they normally grow anywhere from 8-48 inches. Gardener’s not only appreciate Begonia’s because of the size, but they also enjoy the fact that they can grow peacefully in the shade.

10. Rose (Rosa)

Rose

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Romance, beauty, courage, and love
  • 💧 Water needs: Every 2-3 days
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Moisture-retentive soil that is rich and has good drainage
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 7 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: 5 hours of sunlight a day
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Spring through the fall

Roses are one of the oldest flowers as archaeologists have found rose fossils dated back 35 million years. Over the years people have found a Rose to be very useful while using them for perfumes, teas, jams, and other fragrant products. In total, there are over ten different colors of roses, all of which have a specific meaning behind them when given as a gift.

11. Zinnia (Zinnia Acerosa)

Zinnia

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Endurance, friendship
  • 💧 Water needs: 1 inch of water every 5-7 days
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained and rich in organic matter
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 2 to 8
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Mid summer until the first frost

The Zinnia is part of the sunflower tribe that lies within the family of daisies. This perfect little flower is also native to dry grasslands within the Southwestern United States and to South America. For gardeners, the Zinnia brings beauty to a garden by attracting bees and butterflies to the center of the Zinnia.

12. Petunia (Petunia Atkinsiana)

Petunia

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Anger and resentment
  • 💧 Water needs: Moderate (once a week)
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Light, sandy soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 10 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: 5-6 hours of good sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Spring until the first frost

Petunias come in a wide variety of different colors including pink, white, yellow, red, blue, and purple. With the many colors also comes a large variety of different types of Petunias that includes an outstanding total of 38. A few of the popular choices in Petunias are Avalanche, Cascadia, Blanket, Dekko, and Dream.

13. Dahlia (Dahlia Pinnata “Asteraceae)

Dahlia

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Wealth and elegance
  • 💧 Water needs: Moderate (once or twice a week)
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained, acidic loam
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 8 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: 6 hours of sunlight a day
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Late summer through fall

The Dahlia was named after an 18th-century botanist who went by the name of Anders Dahl. Anders first described the Dahlia as a vegetable as the tubers in the flower are edible. In total, there are 42 species of the Dahlia flower, the Ball Dahlia being one of the more sought-after flowers. When it comes to the variety of colors, you will find colors such as lavender, red, peach, pink, orange, white, and yellow.

14. Viola (Genus Viola “Sweet violet”)

Viola

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Decency, modesty, and innocence
  • 💧 Water needs: Regular watering
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Moist, nutrient-rich soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 8
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun or part shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Summer (occasionally fall)

In all, there are hundreds of different species of the unique and great Viola flower including the Stream Viola and the Bird’s foot viola. When it comes to colors, the beautiful Viola grows in yellow, blue, white, and cream. When growing this fall flower plant, you will quickly realize that the Viola may prefer shady and cool areas, but will adapt to almost any environment during the blooming stages.

15. Sedum (Genus Sedum “Stonecrop”)

Sedum

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Peace and tranquility
  • 💧 Water needs: Minimal
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: 6 hours of sunlight a day
  • 🌱 Blooming season: July through late fall

When a Sedum flowers, they create star-shaped flowers in colors like orange, red, white, yellow, and lavender. As the Sedum is a succulent plant, they are a genus of plants that contains over 400 species. When it comes to the growing process of the Sedum, the plant either clumps or creeps. The clumping Sedums grow 1 to 3 feet tall and the creeping Sedums tend to stay lower to the ground, spreading just a few feet.

16. Marigold (Tagetes “Herb of the Sun”)

Marigold

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Energy and positive emotions
  • 💧 Water needs: Full watering once a week
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained moderately fertile soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 2 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Early summer until the first hard frost

When Marigolds start blooming, they can grow up to 6-48 inches in length and around 6-36 inches in width. Once the flowers are bloomed, you will find many different colors such as red, maroon, yellow, orange, or multi-color. A fun fact about Marigolds is that they are handy to a gardener as they help to keep insects and critters away that could potentially harm the garden area.

17. Sunflower (Helianthus)

Sunflower

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Loyalty, adoration, and longevity
  • 💧 Water needs: Minimal (1 inch of water per week)
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Alkaline soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 4 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Summer to fall

An interesting fact about the Sunflower is that each flower is made up of smaller flowers and so on. Looking at images of fall flowers like the Sunflower, you can see the petals of the flower in which the smaller flowers reside while making up the Sunflower as a whole. In total, there are 52 different species of Sunflowers including the Skyscraper and Dwarf.

18. Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia Maritima “Sweet Alison”)

Sweet Alyssum

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Beauty
  • 💧 Water needs: Minimal (1 inch of water per week)
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Moist and well-drained
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 9 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: 6 hours of sunlight a day
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Early spring and throughout the winter

While viewing images of fall flowers such as the Sweet Alyssum, you will notice that this flower comes in a variety of colors like rosey red, violet, lilac, white and pink. This fall flower plant also has clusters of smaller flowers that are around 5mm in diameter.

19. Marguerite Daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens “Paris Daisy”)

Marguerite Daisy

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: New beginnings, fun, affection, and innocence
  • 💧 Water needs: Minimal (once a week)
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained fertile soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 9 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: 6 hours of sunlight a day
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Late spring to early fall

The Marguerite Daisy comes in a number of colors including pure white, bright yellow with a brown center, and pink. When it comes to size, this daisy reaches a maximum of 3 feet tall with a thick shrubby appearance. It total, this daisy is part of 24 different species of flowering plants that are native to Macaronesia (islands near the Atlantic Ocean).

20. Caryopteris (Caryopteris Clandonensis “Heavenly Blue”)

Caryopteris

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Striving for achievement
  • 💧 Water needs: Requires very little water to survive
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained, medium-moisture soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 5 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Late summer to early fall

Looking at pictures of fall flowers like the Caryopteris, you will quickly notice that this flower stays true to its “heavily blue” name as it only grows in blue-green, slivery-blue, and blue and purple. When it comes to size, this great little fall flower grows 2-4 ft. in height and 60-120 cm. in width.

21. Hydrangea (Hydrangea Macrophylla “Sevenbark”)

Hydrangea

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Beauty, grace, and gratitude
  • 💧 Water needs: Minimal (1 inch per week)
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Friable loam soil with high organic content
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 7
  • ☀️ Light needs: 6 hours minimal of direct sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Spring to early fall

Looking at images of fall flowers like the Hydrangea, you will notice several different colors of this flower including green, white, all shades of lavender, pink, and blue. One of the most miraculous facts and details about the Hydrangea is that this plant can grow up to 15 feet in height and fills in your garden space during one summer season.

22. Nasturtium (Tropaeolum “Indian Cress”)

Nasturtium

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Loyalty, strength, and purity
  • 💧 Water needs: Water 1-2 times weekly
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Neutral soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 4 to 8
  • ☀️ Light needs: 6-8 hours of sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: May through September

The Nasturtium is native to the jungles of Peru and comes in colors such as red, yellow, white, pink, and orange and turns blue/green during the foliage season. While walking the trails of a jungle in Peru and even just looking at pictures of fall flowers, you will notice that the Nasturtium gently grows around shrubs and trees giving them an exotic look.

23. Phlox (Phlox Paniculata “Fall Phlox”)

Phlox

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Unity, partnership, compatibility, and agreement
  • 💧 Water needs: Once a week
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Nutrient-rich and evenly moist
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 4 to 8
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Mid summer to fall

The Phlox flower blooms in many unique and vibrant colors including mauve, pink, white, blue, red, and purple. When it comes to the blooming size, the Phlox grows up to 4-6 inches in length and 18 mm wide. This fall flower is native to eastern and central America and is cultivated as an ornamental plant.

24. African Daisy (Dimorphotheca Ecklonis “Blue-eyed daisy’s)

African Daisy

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Purity, faithful love, innocence, good respect, and fidelity
  • 💧 Water needs: Drought-tolerant (1 inch of water a week)
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained and slightly acidic
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 9 to 10
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Spring through fall

The African daisy is among the Sunflower tribe and includes a total of 50 different species that bloom in colors such as mauve, yellow, purple, pink, white, and cream. Gardeners will find disappointed a thing of the past as recently, new species of the lovely African Daisy has been delicately discovered.

25. Calibrachoa (Calibrachoa Parviflora “Million bells”)

Calibrachoa

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Resentment and worries during a difficult moment in life
  • 💧 Water needs: Keep well-hydrated
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Moist, well-drained organically rich soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 9 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: 6 hours of full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Spring until the first frost

The Calibrachoa comes in a variety of cool colors including pink, yellow, white, blue, red, purple, and orange. In the foliage season, gardeners will notice this fall flower turning blue, gold, or green chartreuse. In all, there are dozens of unique varieties of species within the Calibrachoa category all with stems reaching up to 8 inches long.

26. Bidens (Biden Ferulifolia “Two-tooth”)

Bidens

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Tranquility
  • 💧 Water needs: Low, average
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained clay, loam, or sand
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 10 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Summer through fall

Biden is a low-growing perennial that blooms bright yellow flowers at 2 inches in width. As this fall flower is tolerant of drought, heat, and wind, it makes for a fast grower in the fall season. When it comes to colors, the Biden blooms in yellow, pink, white, red, and orange.

27. Garden Mums (Chrysanthemum “Queen of Fall Flowers”)

Garden Mums

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Joy, love, longevity, and happiness
  • 💧 Water needs: 1 inch of water per week
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 4 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Fall

The Queen of fall flowers comes from the fact that Garden mums solely bloom perfectly in the fall season with bright and extravagant colors. The colors that the Garden mums produce are yellow, pink, white, red, lavender, and bronze. Aside from the many color choices in garden mums, there are also thousands of varieties in mums for gardeners to choose from when planning their fall bloom.

28. Salvia (Salvia Officinalis “Culinary Sage”)

Salvia

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Longevity, esteem, wisdom, and good health
  • 💧 Water needs: 1 inch of water every 7-10 days
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 4 to 10
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sunlight
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Spring through early summer, while re-blooming in the fall

Adding Salvia to a garden will spruce up the decor side of life with colors like green, brown, white, yellow, orange, pink, blue, purple, and red. When it comes to the height of these flowers, they grow to an incredible length of 24-30 inches.

The Top 28 Fall Flowers to Bring to Your Home Garden this Fall

Not only does choosing fall flowers for a garden give an individual the opportunity to redesign their garden bed, but it is also a time to learn more about fun and extravagant fall flowers. Each fall flower has an amazing tale from what country they are native to and what exactly it is they symbolize, whether it be love, longevity, and even good health. By adding specific fall flowers to a garden due to their facts and symbolism, it makes a garden all the more interesting and fact-filled.