Annuals for Beautiful Fall Color

Summer is nearing its end and so are your beautiful summer blooms. But fresh, cool fall air ensures ideal temperatures for enjoying time in your garden again, and Village Green offers a beautiful selection of flowering fall annuals to brighten your tired summer beds and containers! These plants provide vivid fall colors with minimal maintenance.


1. Mums

Mum’s the word when it comes to fall planting! At Village Green, we grow Belgium mums for their profuse blooms and beautiful, mounded growth forms unlike any other mum on the market. Enjoy these fall favorites in container arrangements, beds, or borders. Choose from over 20 different mum varieties in assorted colors and sizes!



2. Pansies and Violas

These little beauties will provide a beautiful splash of cold-hardy color well into the chilly fall months. Pansies boast a larger flower size than the slightly smaller viola, but both plants yield vibrant blooms in a wide array of pretty colors and patterns.



3. Ornamental Cabbage and Kale

Few plants display as much ruffly, feathery texture as cabbage and kale! These eye-catching stunners are excellent in container arrangements and their color only intensifies as the temperature continues to drop. Choose from varieties in red, pink, purple, or white.


4. Celosia Intenz

The striking, deep purple flower spires of Celosia Intenz provide a beautiful contrast to dark, bicolored foliage. This stunning plant blooms continuously into the fall months and is sure to steal the show long after the bright colors of summer flowers have faded away! Plant celosia alongside mums and ornamental kale for a beautiful combination of colors and textures.


5. Ornamental Millet

Ornamental millet has a strong, upright growth habit and yields bottle-brush flower spires. Enjoy this annual grass as a bold, vertical statement in container pots. This beautiful cattail-like plant is a show-stopper in any landscape.


6. Rudbeckia Denver Daisies

In addition to brightening your beds or container pots, the cheery yellow blooms of Denver Daisies are a favorite for attracting butterflies! The large, exquisite flower heads of this annual rudbeckia boast dark brown centers which contrast sharply with deep yellow petal tips.


7. Ornamental Peppers

Ornamental peppers are valued for their pretty white flowers as well as their colorful fruits. The small, conical peppers offer a unique texture to fall arrangements and are available in a variety of colors. The compact, low-growing form of the ornamental pepper is attractive as a border plant as well!


8. Asters

The aster, which is Latin for “star”, produces delicate, star-shaped flowers late in the season when few other plants are blooming. The deep purple or blue tones of this fall favorite offer beautiful color in beds or containers, and are exquisite when paired with other fall plants. Planted in the ground, asters will come back year after year for perennial interest.


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