Sunflowers – I mean it’s no secret they’re my favorite flower 😋🌻 The end of summer is sunflower season making them a signature fall plant. Sunflowers come in amazing varieties and sizes and can be purchased potted.
Chrysanthemums – Commonly referred to as mums, they come in a variety of colors, including, rust, magenta, white and yellow and look great when a combination of two or more are grouped together.
Marigolds – These sunny annuals have different bloom sizes and are the perfect orange & yellow flowers for fall.
Cornflowers – they’re a striking shade of blue despite the name. They’ll continue to bloom into fall and attract hummingbirds & butterflies.
Cosmos – freely flowering annual plants that are ridiculously easy to grow. They will stay in bloom for months and will hang out til the first frost. The flowers also attract bees, butterflies, and birds.
Verbena – These tiny beauties flower profusely until first frost, brightening beds, borders, and hanging baskets even in part shade. They’ll even tolerate the hot, dry summer days in the South leading up to a cooler fall.
Rudbeckia – These sunflower lookalikes will love the brightest spot you can give them. Sow the seeds directly in the soil at any point in the summer to get autumn blooms.
Pansies – These sunflower-like beauties will love the brightest spot in your garden. Sow the seeds directly in the soil at any point in the summer to get some splashy autumn blooms.
Perennial Sage – Gorgeous purple blooms & sturdy aromatic stems. The flowering spikes also come with super cool silvery foliage.
Potted ornamental grasses – Ornamental grasses add height and movement to decks & patios and bring a boho vibe.
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Love sunflowers! Great list!