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Flowers for Fall Color in the Landscape

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

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.

The following are annuals that do better in partial shade to full shade however they are not cold tolerant. The list includes wax begonias, coleus, crossandra, impatiens and New Guinea impatiens.

Happy gardening!