Top 12 Fall Plants For Your Garden


Fall is a great time to start planning your garden for the next year. The fall plants that you choose will determine how colorful and vibrant your garden will be. There are many different types of flowers, shrubs, trees and vegetables that can add color to your yard while providing you with food and oxygen. Here are some of the best fall plants that you should consider planting in your backyard:


Mums are some of the most popular fall plants for gardens. They come in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes—you can even get them with different finishes on their petals!

The following are tips for planting mums:

  • Planting: Plant your mum at least eight weeks before the first frost to ensure that it has time to establish itself before winter arrives. You can also plant them any time from early spring through summer as long as you keep an eye on the weather forecast and don’t plant if there’s a chance of frost.
  • Care: If you live in an area where winters are mild or indoor temperatures remain above freezing during the colder months (like Texas), you’ll need to water your mum regularly during these times so that it doesn’t dry out completely. If your climate is particularly cold or if you notice wilting leaves on your mum, add mulch around its base so that its roots stay warm enough to thrive through winter without drying out completely—this will help prevent rot caused by excessive moisture around the plant’s base once temperatures drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius).


Asters are native to North America. They’re a good choice for fall and winter, as they bloom in late summer or early fall and produce beautiful flowers that last through the colder months. Additionally, they aren’t difficult to grow and can be planted in a variety of soil types with little maintenance required.

It’s easy to see why so many people love aster flowers. With their vibrant shades of purple, red and yellow (and sometimes white), these beauties add color wherever you place them—in your garden bed or on your porch steps. If you’re interested in starting an aster collection but don’t know where to begin, here are some tips:

Ornamental Kale and Cabbage

Ornamental kale and cabbage are easy to grow and care for. You can find them at your local garden center, or even online. They are also a great choice if you have a small space to work with, because they will fill out quickly and provide you with color all season long!

If you have more room in your yard, ornamental kale and cabbage also look great as companion plants next to other fall-blooming perennials like sedum or autumn sage. And since they grow so well in containers (especially when sitting on top of soil), they’re perfect for those who don’t have enough space for large gardens but still want something beautiful outside their window!


Sedum is a great plant for your garden. It is beautiful, easy to grow and can withstand a lot of neglect. Sedum is a succulent meaning that it stores water in its stems, leaves, flowers and roots. As such sedum will not need much water once established as it can go for weeks without being watered!

Sedums are perennials meaning they come back year after year from bulbs or seeds even if you don’t take care of them at all! Sedums also make great plants for rock gardens as well as shade gardens since they grow in poor soil conditions where other plants may not survive very long due to the lack of nutrients found within those soils.”


The pansy is a popular flower, and it’s easy to see why. These small plants are a great choice for both beginners and kids. They also look great in containers, making them perfect for small gardens or even as an accent in a larger garden. If you want to add some color to your yard without needing much maintenance, a patch of pansies may be the right choice!

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses are one of my favorite plants for the fall. They are easy to grow and maintain, and will add a lot of height to your garden. They can be planted in containers, which makes them perfect for adding some green around your patio or porch during the summer months. After the first frost hits, ornamental grasses die back but come back from their roots after winter ends. This means that you won’t have to do much work keeping these beauties looking their best: just cut them back when they start getting too tall or clumped together, then prune some more as needed throughout the season (or leave it at that if you want a shorter look).

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Purple Fountain Grass

This grass is a perennial that grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet and is native to the eastern United States. It thrives in full sun or partial shade, and it’s drought tolerant, making it ideal for xeriscaping or gardens with little water. Purple fountain grass has purple-tipped foliage and makes an excellent addition to any garden as it provides interest during the fall season.


Chard is a leafy vegetable that is grown for its leaves, which are eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like spinach or mustard greens. Chard has a slightly sweet taste and an excellent nutritional profile. It’s also often used in salads and other dishes because of its bright colors and wide variety of leaf shapes, sizes, textures and flavors.

Chard (also known as Swiss chard) is one of the most popular vegetables on Earth thanks to its versatility: it’s delicious sautéed with bacon or tossed into pasta sauce but also looks amazing when partnered with other vibrantly colored fall flowers such as marigolds or ornamental kale.

Pansies and Violas

Pansies and violas are great plants to put in the garden during the fall. They are easy to grow, hardy and able to withstand frost. They don’t need a lot of sunlight, so they’re perfect for low-light areas or areas with little natural light. They also have very few pests, which means you won’t have to spend time fighting off bugs!

Pansies come in an array of colors: red, yellow, white and purple. Violas come in colors such as lavender and white—they’re a little more subtle than pansies but still stunningly beautiful when planted together in an arrangement (I love using them for centerpieces). These flowers can be planted from seeds or bought at nurseries—you’ll just want to be careful not to plant them too early or they might die before winter comes around again!

Chrysanthemums (Mums)

Mums are a great choice for fall planting. They’re easy to grow, and come in many different sizes and colors. They belong to the genus Chrysanthemum, making them also known as chrysanthemums. Mums are an excellent choice for a fall garden because they’re well-suited to our mild winters and can be planted in early spring or late summer (or even early fall) so you don’t have to wait long before seeing your flowers bloom again next year.

Ornamental Peppers and Kale

Ornamental peppers and kale are two plants that will be a great addition to your garden. They’re easy to grow, beautiful and colorful, and they can be used in cooking!

Peppers come in red, yellow, orange and purple varieties. They grow on an upright stalk with peppers clustered at the tip of each branch. Kale has broad leaves on thick stems with small flowers growing at their center. Both plants are native to warmer climates but can handle cold temperatures when planted deeply enough into your soil so that it doesn’t freeze completely through the winter months (which is about 4–5 feet).

Japanese Anemone

Japanese anemone is a perennial plant that grows in temperate regions. It is native to Japan, Korea and China. A herbaceous plant, it flowers in the springtime. Japanese anemones grow well in shade but not too much sun. They can reach up to 2 feet tall when mature, so make sure you have enough room for them if you decide to add this beautiful flower to your garden!

Plants are more than just beautiful to look at, they provide us with oxygen, shade and food.

Plants are more than just beautiful to look at, they provide us with oxygen, shade and food. Plants are an important part of our ecosystem that we need in order to survive. They also play a big role in our own health and wellbeing. Growing your own plants is not only fun but a great way to connect with nature too!


I hope that this list has given you some inspiration and ideas for your garden. If you have any questions about the plants mentioned, feel free to ask in the comments section below!

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