As the days get shorter this fall, your garden may be looking a bit bare and colorless without autumn blooms to replace colorful summer plants. Luckily, there are plenty of sturdy flowering plants that will brighten your garden through the fall and winter, adding to the beauty of your home as well as the curb appeal. Find some plants in planting containers with good color in their leaves for the best results when it comes to filling out your cool weather garden. Here are some of the best plants to look for this fall.
The candytuft, or iberis plant, produces low, perennial blooms that look bright and cheerful any time of year. They bloom once in the spring and a second time in late autumn, making them perfect for your garden year-round. Aptly named for its tufts of small, delicate blooms on the ends of long stems, candytufts are a fantastic way to fill out or line your garden this fall. Be sure to plant candytuft in well-drained soil, in full sun or part shade, and keep them watered regularly to ensure they stay bright through the cool season.
Another cool-weather flower that does well in part shade is the cyclamen, which features beautiful leaves in addition to the variety of pink, white, and red blooms. Cyclamen can most often be found potted, though they make excellent bedded additions to a fall and winter garden as well! Their flower petals are said to resemble butterflies’ wings, and they will bring an elegant pop of color to your outdoor space this fall.
The Iceland poppy features a classic and beautiful poppy bloom atop long, leafless stems. They can grow between 1 and 2 feet in height and come in a variety of colors including white, cream, orange, pink, yellow, and salmon. This makes it easy to find an Iceland poppy that will complement the other plants and flowers in your fall garden. Planting this flower in a mild Mid-Atlantic fall will produce poppy blooms well into winter, and best of all, picking this flower will encourage more blooms to fill out throughout the season.
The Snapdragon is so well loved in gardening due to its versatility. This plant can produce blooms varying widely in size, shape, and color, making it an excellent addition to any garden. Requiring full sun and regular water, snapdragons of any sort are a perfect plant for your garden this fall–in mild climates, they will bloom all winter long, keeping your garden colorful all year.
Another plant that will bloom throughout the winter is the calendula, which produces flowers that resemble daisies in a range of colors from cream to apricot to bright yellows and oranges. Calendula flowers are lovely for pots and containers as well as the garden, so they’re great to keep around through the year. Give this flower full sun and regular trimming to extend the life of your fall and winter landscaping.
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