Fall Blooming Shade Plants


Fall is the perfect time of year to start planning your garden. It’s the best time of year to plant and grow new plants, because you can watch them grow over the winter months. Plus, with all that rain coming our way, this is going to be a great time to get your garden established before the summer heat hits! With that in mind, here are some fall blooming shade plants for your home:

Autumn Crocus

  • You can grow them in rock gardens, perennial borders and areas that other plants won’t grow.
  • They bloom in late August or September and will come back every year from their bulbs.
  • These are great plants to attract butterflies to your garden because they blooms at a time when most other plants have died back for the winter months.

Blazing Star

Blazing Star

Blazing stars are a great choice for your fall garden. They come in many different colors and varieties, so you can choose one that’s right for your landscape! Blazing star is easy to grow and is drought tolerant. It also does not attract deer like some other plants do (which means less work for you!). If you live in a warm climate like Southern California or Florida, blazing star can be planted in the spring or summer as an annual. However, if you live in an area with colder winters like Michigan or New York, blazing star should be planted from October through December so it has time to establish itself before winter arrives.

Toad Lily

Toad lily is a perennial that grows in USDA zones 3 to 8. It can be grown from seed or bulbs, but if you want your toad lilies blooming for all to see, you should start with the bulbs. When planting your bulbs, make sure there’s at least two inches between them. The plant will grow up to three feet tall and produce flowers that look like little bells or bells-and-whistles (they’re actually called “trollius”).

If you’re growing them inside an area where they can get direct sunlight, then water them every few days until they start flowering. Once they do flower and have finished blooming it’s time for the plants themselves!


Aster, or Michaelmas Daisy, is a perennial and easy to grow. Asters are popular in flower arrangements because they come in a wide range of colors including purple, pink, blue and white.

Shasta Daisy

Shasta daisies are tall, bright yellow and easy to grow. They are a common choice for fall planting because they don’t mind being planted in late summer. This means that you can plant them early in the season, enjoy them while they bloom, then pull them out of your garden bed when the temperatures turn cold.

Shastas are hardy perennial plants that grow best in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. They do well in average soil conditions with good drainage (a necessity if you live in an area with heavy rainfall). Shastas have long taproots that need plenty of room to grow vertically so make sure you have room for these big plants before you buy any seeds or transplants—they will get quite large!

These beautiful daisies look lovely as cut flowers as well as being grown specifically for their beauty around home landscapes

You can grow a beautiful garden even in the fall.

You can grow a beautiful garden even in the fall.

There are many plants that bloom in the fall, which means that you can enjoy their beauty for longer than one season.


As you can see from these five plants, it is possible to grow a beautiful garden even in the fall. Try some of these plants next time you want to add some color to your landscape!

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