The Top 10 Fall Plants to Add to Your Garden | Home Tips

Fall is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to rotate the inhabitants of your garden.

Fall plants offer just as much charm as their spring and summer counterparts.

But what can you nurture in your garden that screams fall’s warmth, but is still colorful? Here’s a list of the top 10 best fall plants for your garden!


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If you want to bring a little wildflower essence to your fall garden, asters would be a great choice to make. These small daisy-like flowers can be planted at any time of the year and add subtle charm with their blue or purple petals.

If planted in the fall, asters can also be a final source of nectar for pollinators, which are greatly attracted to the plant’s scent.

Autumn Sedum

Autumn sedums bring life to any fall garden with their fresh foliage of star-shaped flowers that either sit in a cluster or spray out to showcase their ever-changing colors throughout the season.

Easy to grow and known for their durability, these fall plants come in a variety of sizes with unique blossoms that begin as pink, develop to bronze rose, and ultimately flourish in deep red.


As the meaning of its name implies, the “golden flower” chrysanthemums originally came only as gold, but now they’re found in a variety of colors from the most vibrant reds to the softest lavenders.

Chrysanthemums are amazing fall plants for any garden because of their balance of youth and maturity, and limitless possibilities of design.


Heleniums are simple plants to grow and are a top choice for any garden whether it’s in the planning stages or already in blossom. These lovely flowers range from gold, red and brown, and come in a wide range of styles, and sizes.

Because of these unique traits, Heleniums are more than capable of being the solo plant species in a garden, as it provides a world of interest all on its own with not one bed identical to another.


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Marigolds are popular garden plants because of their rich blends of yellow to orange and long-lasting bloom.

Active during spring, summer, and the fall, these easy-to-grow flowers offer a bright welcome to many companion flowers, so pairing has little to no hassle. Marigolds also give the overall appearance of any garden an attractive pop that can light up your day.


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Pansies are a classic spring and fall plant because of their easy care and variety of colors.

These charming flowers are hardier than they appear, able to last up to eight months if planted in the fall. This means you’ll have a colorful array of petals all throughout fall, winter, and spring to bring an endless light to your garden.

Purple Fountain Grass

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The purple fountain grass is popular for its beauty and versatility as a centerpiece or sophisticated border. The unique blend of white and purple and the natural, elegant pose of this plant make it a beautiful accompaniment to fall gardens of many arrangements.

The plumes, or feathery seeds at the tips of the flowerheads, can also be used for dried flower arrangements for your home.

Shrub Rose

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Shrub roses are hardy fall plants with long-lasting times of bloom and have a natural resistance to disease! Able to be planted from spring to fall, these plants are easy to care. They also require little hassle or later nurturing.

Their color ranges from humble white to eye-catching purple. This makes the garden arrangement a breeze when pairing with your other plants.

Sweet Alyssum

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Sweet alyssum is a unique plant in that most varieties fade in the heat.  They thrive in cooler temperatures, such as early spring and all throughout the fall season.

They are a simple plant to grow that blooms quickly and comes in a wide range of colors. A blanket of tiny cross-shaped sweet alyssums would add charm to any garden or landscape.


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Violas are a fast, long-lasting plant that blooms primarily in the cool seasons. They can remain in bloom even during warmer temperatures.

Violas are easy to grow, but self-seed most often. This brings an almost everlasting and colorful resident to your garden no matter the season.