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Flowers for Fall Color in the Landscape

fall flowers in landscapeAs the weather begins to cool, home owners can enjoy new choices of flowers to add color to their yard. Flowers recommended for the fall are known as cool  season annuals. They do not like the summer heat, rains and humidity and many varieties can tolerate a frost. These annuals are typically planted in the fall and can last until late May. 

Before shopping for annuals, determine how much sunlight the plants will receive. Some annuals tolerate full sun all day; others do best with just morning or filtered sun. Here are some varieties you’ll want to explore: alyssum, calendulas, calibrachao, delphiniums, dianthus, dusty miller, garden mums, geraniums, hollyhocks, kalanchoe, melampodium, ornamental peppers, pansies, petunias, phlox, shasta daisy, snapdragons, verbena and violas.