25 Best Perennial Fall Flowers for the beautiful garden

Do you want to have flowering plants that grow every year and make your garden look like heaven?

Or do you want to know what are the best perennial plants to grow in your fall garden that attracts pollinators like butterflies and bees?

Then you are in right post:

Here, I listed 20 best perennial fall flowers that make your fall garden beautiful. choose your favorite plant-based on your climate condition. 

So, let’s dive into it.

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Japanese Anemone

White flowered Japanese Anemones

Photo source: Leonora Enking

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
  • Height x Width: 5 feet x 4 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

Japanese Anemone flowers prefer full as well as partial shade and recently grown by many gardeners in North America.

This plant is invasive so don’t plant them in the ground otherwise, it’ll take over your other plants. To maintain it easily plant them in the garden bed or in the container.

Goldenrod

Goldenrod

Photo source : U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
  • Height x Width: 3 feet x 3 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

This plant blooms in beautiful golden yellow color in late summer and early fall. The plant is heat and drought tolerant, making them easy to maintain.

You can grow them outside the house in the garden bed or even among the wildflowers to give a contrast look.

Joe Pye Weed

Spotted Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

Photo source: Joshua Mayer

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 9
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.0
  • Height x Width: 5 feet x 2 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

If you’re a beginner gardener then you should plant Joe pye weed this fall, this plant is easy to grow.

They produce most rugged and hardy flowers that have lovely burgundy colors. It blooms in the fall.

Purple coneflower

Purple coneflowers

Photo source: Delaware

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.0
  • Height x Width: 2 feet x 3 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

Purple coneflower is a beautiful perennial plant, it has multiple species around the world. The plant is heat and drought tolerant and frost resistance.

They can thrive easily in the area that gets plenty of light. In the month of summer, they attract beautiful pollinators like butterflies and bees. It one of the best perennial fall flowers.

Sneezeweed

Sneezeweed

Photo source: Melissa McMasters

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.0
  • Height x Width: 2 feet x 3 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

Sneezeweed looks like a cornflower but is taller and has a root color. It does great in dry soil, full sun and even in particle shade when needed.

Want a yellow color perennial then you can easily grow this plant in the garden. Don’t plant in the pot or container, it grows taller in size and needs space to spread.

Lily

Lily

Photo source: Catherine

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
  • Soil pH: 4.5 to 6.0
  • Height x Width: 2 feet x 2 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

Lily mostly grows in the late spring and in summer but also looks great in the fall and their fragrance is even more amazing. They are one of the most popular flowering plants.

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums

Photo source: Rohan Singh

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
  • Soil pH: 5.8 to 6.8
  • Height x Width: 3 feet x 3 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Partial Sun

Chrysanthemum is commonly known as a mum. They come in different sizes, shapes, and colors.

In fact, they are most known for their fall colors like orange, yellow, pink, peach, and white. You can select flowers in a wide range of sizes depending on where you want to plant them.

They can be planted in the container, garden bed, even in the garden. Their bright lovely bloom makes them one of the best perennial fall flowers. You definitely grow some of them in your house.

Daisies

Daisy

Photo source: Christopher Kray

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 to 8
  • Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.5
  • Height x Width: 3 feet x 2 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

Daisies are the perfect fall flowers, they bloom in the late season that lasts well till fall or sometime in the early winter. It

Aster

Aster

Photo source: Sergey Gabdurakhmanov

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
  • Height x Width: 2 feet x 5 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

If you are planning a beautiful fall garden then Easter should be the first flower plant in that list. They have a thick mound of pink, purple, blue, and white bloom and blooms throughout autumn every year.

This plant attracts monarch butterflies and other pollinators and because of its hardiness, they can be easily planted in the garden type or in the container.

Balloon Flower

Balloon Flowers

Photo source: liz west

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
  • Soil pH: 5.8 to 6.8
  • Height x Width: 1 foot x 3 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

If you are a beginner gardener then I recommend don’t growing them. Growing balloon flowers is a little bit tricky.

The plant has lovely blue color flowers that mostly bloom in the summer. However if you deadhead and prune then you can see some bloom in the early autumn.

This plant is slow growing but produces beautiful flowers and even sweet fragrance. You can plant them in any garden but make sure to give them some space to grow.

Sedum

Sedum flowers

Photo source: Mark Nenadov

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
  • Soil pH: 5.0 to 6.5
  • Height x Width: 1 feet x 3 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

This plant is fit for any type of garden, it comes in different shapes, sizes and color.

It’s easy to maintain, heat and drought tolerance, and mostly indestructible. For a beginner gardener, this plant is a perfect fit.

Caryopteris

Blue Mist Spirea

Photo source: Patrick Standish

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
  • Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Height x Width: 3 feet x 2 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

Caryopteris bloom in late summer and lasts throughout fall. It is commonly known as blue mist shrub.

Despite late-blooming, this plant’s lovely blue and purple cluster flowers attract butterflies and bumblebees.

You can cut this plant back in the winter, plant it almost anywhere and enjoy grayish-green foliage the whole year.

Heleniums

Helenium

Photo source: yewchan

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.0
  • Height x Width: 3 feet x 2 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

Helenium will remind you about the coneflower, sunflower, and other look-alike plants. This plant blooms in early fall and is a great companion for early summer bloom plants.

Not only this, but it’s also drought-tolerant and needs low maintenance. You can plant them in a garden bed or in a traditional garden.

Sunflower

Sunflowers

Photo source: Lana

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 11
  • Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.5
  • Height x Width: 8 feet x 3 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

Sunflower is the most known flower in this list. They grow anywhere about 3 feet to 15 feet tall depending on its variety.

The best thing about this plant is its seeds are used in making many products that are consumed by us.

Russian Sage

Russian Sage (JES)

Photo source: Phil and Jo Schiffbauer

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
  • Soil pH: 7.0 to 9.0
  • Height x Width: 4 feet x 2 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Partial Sun

Russian sage is considered both a flower as well as a shrub. They bloom in late summer and early winter but it has to prune every spring for beautiful purple blooms in the fall.

They are one of the best attractions of summer and fall pollinators.

Sweet Autumn Clematis

Sweet Autumn Clematis 1

Photo source: Kit Case

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
  • Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Height x Width: 30 feet x 5 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Partial Sun

Sweet autumn clematis is one of the most known climbing flowers that grow in several parts of North America. They have lovely white flowers and smell even better than they look.

Plant them in particle shade where it can climb and grow but be aware that if you don’t prune it’ll take over your garden.

Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Oak-leaf hydrangea

Photo source: Peter Stevens

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
  • Soil pH: 5.0 to 6.5
  • Height x Width: 4 feet x 4 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Partial Sun

Hydrangea produces one of the most beautiful flowers. The flowering plant’s leaves turn from white to brown, gold, and burgundy.

It attracts many pollinators in the summer and fall like hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Plant this flower in a spot where it gets partial sun and evening shade.

This flowering plant is difficult to grow and is not recommended to grow in the garden or in the garden bed, the flowers are bigger in size.

Turtlehead

Pink Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii)

Photo source: Aaron Carlson

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
  • Soil pH: 5.0 to 6.8
  • Height x Width: 3 feet x 3 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Partial Sun

The plant is perfect for the fall garden, it blooms in late fall and can be enjoyed in early winter. The name turtle head comes from its turtle-shaped flower.

Plant them in the dump and expect it to grow in clumps. This plant needs little care, it is not heat and drought tolerant.

Celosia

Celosia

Photo source: Matt Cohen

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 11
  • Soil pH: 6.0 to 6.5
  • Height x Width: 3 feet x 1.5 feet
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Partial Sun

The best thing about this plant is that it has vertical growing flowers that unique color and texture to your garden.

Celosias are durable and easy to care which fits perfectly in your garden or home. The dark shade of yellow, scarlet, orange and purple is perfect for container gardening.

Dianthus

Dianthus

Photo source: Jim

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
  • Soil pH: 6.0 to 6.9
  • Height x Width: 1 foot x 1 foot
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Partial Sun

Dianthus is some of the best fall perennial plants. The plant has a sweet fragrance that attracts many pollinators.

The best thing is that the colors pink, white, and red are perfect for flower baskets, garden beds, and even ground cover.

Dusty miller

Dusty Miller

Photo source: Dvortygirl

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 to 10
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.0
  • Height x Width: 1 foot x 1.5 foot
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Light: Full Sun

Dusty miller plant has unique white foliage that looks like white wooly. It is a drought-tolerant evergreen shrub that grows nearly 1 foot in height and blooms a few flowers in the summer.

You can plant it in the pot or garden bed and it will give a reliable silver foliage.

What’s your favorite plant?

Now I’d like to hear from you: which plant from today’s post are you going to try first?

Or maybe, I didn’t mention your favorite plant. Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

Before going if you want to grow beautiful flowers in your garden? Then click on these articles also.

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