I’m sharing five of my favorite blooming plants for fall because they welcome the butterflies and are super easy to care for. You may even have some of them already growing in your garden.
- Superbells also known as Calibrachoa
The Easy Too Grow Marigold
The Marigold is a traditional classic; I plant by seed and sometimes purchase new plants when time gets the best of me.
This beauty is a dwarf French variety, blooming in shades of orange and yellow. You can’t go wrong with marigolds; they’re perfect for planters and wide-open spaces in any flower bed.
Marigolds are annuals growing from spring – fall. Seeds can be gathered from retired blooms to continue the life cycle season after season.
It’s no secret I LOVE zinnias – each year I seek new varieties while using seeds harvested from my own stash.
This year I planted just a few in the garden and I have a few more that are starting to pop for fall enjoyment. Bringing them indoors for vase arrangements is the best and those fall colors are perfection.
Zinnias are easy to grow annuals from spring – fall. Plant them right after that last frost and then plant a new batch the first part of August to enjoy until the freeze comes; if you live in colder climates that second planting may not be an option.
Zinnias love sunshine and they attract butterflies, to learn more about this beauty visit here.
Back in my flower shop days we use to get tall asters fall arrangements in single blooms; they offered something a little different and the customers liked them because they were long lasting. Tall filler asters like the dwarf aster I’m sharing today is a welcome surprise because it broke through all those shades of orange.
Asters offer a unique color for fall instead of the traditional color scheme of orange, rust, brown and yellow. They’re a perennial coming back each season and all you have to do is fertilize, water and enjoy.
You simply can’t go wrong with the aster; the dwarfs are great in planters and look amazing in flower beds. For best results plant asters, directly in flower beds.
Who Doesn’t love Calibrachoa
Calibrachoa is something I use to call mini petunias because that’s what they look like without the sticky film. They love sunshine; in cooler zones, they react as an annual. In warmer climates, they’re like a perennial.
I just purchased this light yellow one, I’ve been on the hunt for a couple seasons and I’m thrilled to have it aboard.
To continue their life span I plant in containers and place in protected spaces over the winter and they do fantastic, to learn more visit here.
Butterflies Love Lantana
Who doesn’t love Lantana? This perennial has got to be the easiest flowering plant ever. It’s so forgiving and simply a great way to incorporate fall colors. These two plants started out as 4-inch salvaged plants. Now look at them, I feed llama tea twice a year and that’s it.
Be prepared they will die off after the fall freeze but don’t despair they’ll come back in the spring twice the size.
These are my five easy to grow blooming favorites for fall, each one is easy to care for and they add a glimpse of wonderful to enjoy before winter arrives. What is your favorite fall bloomer?