There are many fall flowering plants that are attractive to use for cut flowers in a fall floral arrangement. Oranges, yellows, garnet, and deep purple or burgundy are the colors of fall flowering plants that will make a nice fall floral arrangement. You can easily add these attractive colors to your landscape while doing your fall gardening and then you’ll have fall flowers available for a fall floral arrangement.
As the summer flowering plants wind down, the autumn colors begin to showcase in your landscaping. Leaves on trees and shrubs begin to turn yellow or red. Orange pumpkins now adorn doorsteps and there’s still time for fall gardening. Why not add some fall flowers to grace your fall flowering bushes and fall flowering trees? You can also use these fall flowering plants as cut flowers for a nice fall floral arrangement.
You’ll find that most of these fall flowering plants are commonly found at your local nursery. Some can be planted during your fall gardening and next year, you’ll have beautiful fall flowering plants that will add to your landscape as well as your floral arrangements.
There are a few annuals on my list such as the chrysanthemum, but you can purchase them in pots from local stores and set them out on your deck or doorstep. I added these plants to my list because they are common fall flowering plants and they look great in a fall floral arrangement. Sunflowers are another annual but they have to be started from seed.
One of the best fall flowering plants, the purple coneflower is a favorite among gardeners. Although there are many colors available now, the traditional deep purple coneflower is the one that I like best in my fall floral arrangement and in my autumn flower garden. A very hardy, low maintenance plant that has a long stalk with one 2-3 inch flower, makes it a perfect flower to cut and use in a fall floral arrangement. It’s deep purple color adds contrast to the yellows and golds of the fall season.
Certainly one of the tallest fall flowering plants, sunflowers now come in several colors and sizes. Most of these plants are annuals and you need to plant their seeds in the spring to have them flower in the fall. The traditional yellow-to-gold sunflower is perfect for a fall floral arrangement. These beauties do nicely in a mix of fall flowers or on their own. The larger sunflowers look nice all by themselves but they can be top heavy for some vases. After the flower dies, you can easily harvest the seeds for next year’s spring planting, or you can throw it outside and the birds will eat the seeds.
Who doesn’t like mums? Mums are probably the most popular of all the fall flowering plants. Beautiful shades of color are available and some can be planted in Zones 3 to 9. One of the prettiest floral arrangements during the fall season is a vase full of different shades of mums. It’s simple and very attractive. If you’re looking to plant a simple fall garden, I’d suggest mums and purple coneflower. You can then use these fall flowering plants for nice floral arrangements while having an attractive fall garden.
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
Blanket flower is another one of the fall flowering plants that you’ll see in gardens because it’s very hardy, adaptable, and attractive. It can be found in Zones 3-11. Blanket flower can add yellow, orange, or red to your fall floral arrangement. Some of these fall flowering plants are a solid color while others are two-toned. This plant is commonly found in local nurseries and is another top choice for the garden.
A very attractive flower that looks a lot like a peony, Dahlias come in many colors and different sizes. Although this plant is considered an annual because it needs Zones 9-11 to survive, I plant the tubers each spring in a large container pot and dig up the tubers before the first frost. Dahlias are a beautiful showy plant that are actually one of the summer flowering plants and not one of the fall flowering plants. You can find dahlias in pastel colors, but it’s the deep burgundy or orange dahlias that look great in a fall floral arrangement.
Yes! Roses bloom all summer long until Jack Frost comes calling and these hardy perennials add texture to any fall floral arrangement. Roses are not usually considered to be one of the fall flowering plants, however, think of a beautiful apricot-colored or salmon-colored rose in your fall floral arrangement. Don’t you think either of these colors will add a nice soft touch to the fall colors? It does and it’s a beautiful display.
There are many fall flowering plants that can be used for a nice fall floral arrangement on your table or in other rooms in your house. You may have other fall flowers that are your favorites and adaptable to your planting Zone. Whatever your preference is, these fall flowering plants look great in a floral arrangement or in your fall garden.
Source: Personal Experience