What to Plant in August: 8 Flowers  for A Fall Garden

What to Plant in August: 8 Flowers  for A Fall Garden


There's still plenty of time for late summer planting before the cold weather begins.  Here's our list of flowers that will keep your garden vibrant even in the  cooler months.

With their rich chocolate-colored heart, these cheerful golden flowers bring a cheerful pop of color through the cooler months.

1 Black-Eyed Susans

Cornflowers are almost absurdly easy to grow. They grow rapidly for direct seed scattering over barely turned ground and will face just about any conditions.

2 Cornflowers

Slow-growing violas and pansies provide consistent, friendly charm over the growing season.

3 Violas and Pansies

Succulents aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of autumnal color, but sedum delivers with little effort and even less water.

4 Sedum

Fluffy and fair, the purple blooms of asters add variety to the fall garden. They’re a long-lasting flower, too.

5 Asters

Also known as woolflower, celosias are a type of amaranth and share the same bright, tassel-like flowers.

6 Celosia

Marigolds are a great companion plant for your veggie patch, as the fragrance of their flowers will deter many insect pests.

7 Marigolds

The shortening days of August are prime time for planting chrysanthemums. They flower on colder days with less light.

8 Chrysanthemums

Potted Exotic Pro Tip:  It may be tempting to deadhead flowers, but allowing seeds can create enduring plantings that pop up at the same time of year for a long time.

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