A10F03B49704A9555CB18D6BD506641C

Fall Bloomers For Your Southern Garden

Dated: 08/13/2019

Views: 12


True that warmer zones do not get the calendar-image, brilliant fall colors of chillier ones. What they do get is a full-on show of exotic, flowery, and altogether mesmerizing plants. Here are five that will light up your autumn garden.

(Please visit the companion post that covers zones 4 –7 as zones often overlap.)

Kaleidoscope Abelia

Look at that foliage! Red stems and sweet white flowers, too. Wonderful low hedge. Partial to full sun. Zone: 6 – 9

Bird of Paradise

It tends to be a big, green strappy placeholder all year and then in fall, wow, those blooms! Unique, large, bird-like, orange, blue and white flower heads through winter. Wonderful in containers and around the pool. Architectural cut flower, too. Partial to full sun. Zone: 9 – 11

Hong Kong Orchid Tree

Colder zones only wish they had a dramatic tree that drips with large, exotic-looking pink blossoms for five months during the winter season. Well-sized for lawns but also does well in large containers. If you have the space…! Zone: 9 – 11

Magnificent Brunfelsia

If you don’t have this one, you’re missing a real treat. Very large, sweet-smelling,violet-purple blooms lasting four to five days appear nearly year-round, with a heavy flush in fall. Plant near home, deck or patio to enjoy the flowers and fragrance! Zone: 9 – 11

La Barbe Bleue™ Bluebeard

Fragrant and shiny yellow foliage glows throughout summer, but the real thrill comes in fall when flower spikes come into bloom providing a rich contrast. Add snipped stems to vases of autumn leaves. Full sun. Zone: 5 – 9

Happy Planting!

Blog author image

Jo Wedgeworth

Raised in the Midwest, Jo has built a life on the warm Mississippi Gulf Coast for the last 15 years. Before landing in South Mississippi, Jo travelled the world and started a career in sales while wor....

Latest Blog Posts

When Do The Seasons Start In 2019 And 2020

CELEBRATE THE FIRST DAYS OF FALL, WINTER, SPRING, AND SUMMERWhen do the four seasons—autumn, winter, spring, and summer—start? Here are your equinox and solstice dates for 2019 and

Read More

Reality TV Myths

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property

Read More

College Footballs 25 Best Tailgates

Football season is upon us!! I know this list might start some heated debates, but hey – don’t shoot the messenger. I can’t help who made #1 on Insider’s list! Enjoy this article courtesy

Read More

Fall Bloomers For Your Southern Garden

True that warmer zones do not get the calendar-image, brilliant fall colors of chillier ones. What they do get is a full-on show of exotic, flowery, and altogether mesmerizing plants. Here are five

Read More