5x flowering plants for a cosy fall garden

With this warm and sizzling summer almost behind us, we might just be in for some pleasant fall weather. Even more time to enjoy our lovely gardens! And even if the weather does take a turn for the cold, just grab a hot cup of cocoa and a blanket and make the most your time outside. Of course, it’d be nice if there’s still something to see out there. These 5 plants bloom until far into autumn, giving you some extra time to enjoy the comfort of your garden and that fresh air!

Crocus speciosus

Yes, you can still enjoy these lovely plants in the fall! The crocus speciosus, or Bieberstein’s crocus, is the most popular fall crocus, with pretty, soft purple blue petals and a mustard yellow centre. The crocus is an easy plant that enjoys moist (but not wet!) soil and lots of sunshine. Fun fact: this crocus multiplies itself, so you’ll have even more flowers to enjoy next fall!

Calluna

This traditional autumn plant is usually found on meadows and moors, but grows just fine in gardens as well. We know the calluna, or Scotch heather, as purple queen of the fall forest, but these days the plant can be found in many different colours. Place a few of them together in a planter or different pots for a vibrant, happy garden. 

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums are available in pretty much every colour of the rainbow, and grow strong from August until November. When most flowering plants are ready to give up the fight at the end of autumn, the chrysanthemum pushes on. Go chrysanthemum! Help your plant grow strong by placing him in the sun, and make sure the soil always stays a bit moist.  

Dahlia

These Mexican beauties bloom until October, and can be used as cut flowers for pretty fall bouquets on your dining table. The more flowers you cut away, the longer your plant will bloom and the more flowers he’ll give. Nature’s gift that just keeps on giving! 

Helleborus

There’s a reason why this plant is known as the winter rose. As soon as fall draws to an end and other plants are ready to retire for winter, this gorgeous plant comes out to play. With his white, pink or purple flowers, the helleborus makes sure your garden will stay a colourful oasis far into December, perhaps even January.