During the summer, there are usually bright, beautiful, vibrant colors everywhere. Once fall comes and the leaves begin to fall, colors slowly start fading. Gardens tend to start to look drearier, and it can be hard to keep your garden beautiful during the fall season. These 3 beautiful plants for your fall garden are easy to care for, will continue to come back each fall, and will draw some needed attention to your fading garden.
1- Garden Mums
These beautiful plants are probably one of the most popular choices for fall gardens. People love the vibrant colors they come in, which are perfect for the season. These perennials will keep coming back every year as long as they stay healthy, and they’re extremely hardy. Mums are usually the first plants to get into gear after summer has begun ending, and their colors last for months.
Mums are really easy to take care of, so many owners choose to treat them like annuals and change up their options each year. They can be found in a variety of sizes, so it’s easy to find one best suited for your garden. They can be put into small pots or placed directly into planting beds.
The colors are quite arguably the best quality of Garden mums. You can find them in vibrant hues of bronze, burgundy, red, orange, and yellows; which fits the fall season’s atmosphere perfectly. Garden mums grow well is most soils, don’t require a lot of water and do best in semi-sunny, semi-shady locations. These plants are one of the most versatile fall plants for your garden.
If you’re looking for something that will grow more naturally in your garden, you should consider Monkshood. It’s named after the shape of its flowers, which resemble monks’ cowls, and is also referred to as wolfs bane. As Huffington Post states, Monkshood “is a unique choice”, consisting of “violet-blue flowers that are breathtaking when in bloom.”
This perennial plant can have the appearance of a flowered bush when it has been growing for some time, creating a true natural beauty in your garden. It grows 2-4 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide, so it can be used as background plants or focus points. An important note to consider is that once Monkshood is planted, it should not be moved again.
Monkshood can grow in average soil, so they don’t need too little or too much. They do best in hardiness zones 3-7 and prefer sun. They can tolerate some shade, but planting them in a sunny spot will product the best results. Also known as wolfs bane, this plant is poisonous to consume and should be planted in a garden that will not be reached by pets and children.
3- Silver King
According to the New York Times, “Silver King is chiefly known for its foliage, which consists of elegant silver-gray leaves. In fall, it produces flowers that look like tiny, silver pebbles clustered on stems.” These perennials spread to create a large patch, so they give the appearance of a bush. The silvery leaves are fragrant and are great for cutting.
These plants are pretty tolerant once they’ve been established. They’re drought-resistant, and they can stand hard pruning. They give a subtle, but beautiful appearance in the fall time, after the plant begins blooming in late summer. It can be grown inside pots, but are also great for fall garden borders.
Silver King can grow in zones 2-9, so it isn’t picky when it comes to soil. They don’t like too much water, and love the sun. The plants are deer- and rabbit-resistant, and can grow to be 29-35 inches tall and 23-29 inches wide. If you’re looking for a plant to fill your fall garden, this could be the one for you. It doesn’t require a lot of work, grows quickly, and looks lovely for the season.
Choosing one of or all the beautiful plants on this list will add some beauty to your fall garden. Your fall-time plants must be hardy, versatile, and of course, stunning. From vibrant colors to unique displays of height, there’s a beautiful plant here for any garden.