You may be wondering about what flowers to plant in the fall. Some plants can actually planted during fall for a good harvest or bloom. Remember, spring isn’t the only season to start planting. So here’s our guide on what to plant in the fall.

”Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” - Og Mandino

Bulbs for Spring

Bulbs to particularly well underground
These flowers hibernate underground during the winter. Source: DIYnetwork

Here’s what to plant in fall months: bulbs. Blubs can actually be planted during fall and survive the winter, all cozy and warm. They then bloom in the spring and look amazing in any backyard or garden. As an added bonus, they tend to drive away any deer that would otherwise pick at your garden.

Here are some examples of bulbs that will bloom after the winter:

  • Snowdrop
  • Winter aconite
  • Glory-of-the-snow
  • Dog’s-tooth violet
  • Allium
  • Fritilla
  • Siberian squill
  • Daffodil
  • Grape hyacinth


Look at the healthy food you can grow
Healthy green foods for your kitchen. Source: drperlmutter

You may be wondering what vegetables to plant in the fall. Fortunately there are veggies that you can eat that enjoy being planted in the fall season. Vegetation like this is resilient and will stay dormant until the spring hits. There are several other vegetables that enjoy and thrive being planted during the fall, including:

  • Swiss chard
  • Rutabaga
  • Radishes
  • Lettuce
  • Kohlrabi
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Carrots


More flowers that can stand the cold
Pretty purple flowers in the garden. Source: YouTube

Some people love their pansies. And they look great when they bloom. By planting in the fall just as the soil is still warm, you actually manage to get two seasons of enjoyment out of these flowers. This makes them the perfect example of what to plant in the fall for spring.


Another classic example of what can be planted in the fall
Look at that fantastic fall garden. Source: Gardening know how

Many perennials have large root balls, which is exactly what you want to plant during the winter. These stay toasty and warm underground when the soil is frozen. Were you wondering what perennials to plant in the fall? Here’s our list.

  • Primulas
  • Spiderwort
  • Trillium
  • Sweet kale
  • Anemone
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Lily-of-the-valley
  • Violets
  • Columbine
  • Dianthus
  • Creeping phlox
  • Kansas


Fortunately trees are simply not picky about what time you put them in the ground. Because they are so resilient (for the most part) they can be planted any time the soil isn’t frozen as long as they grow in that climate and environment. This is why they come in on our fall planting guide.


Same for shrubs. Again, they can be planted whenever the soil isn’t frozen. This means that you can fit them into your fall garden planting schedule. Not only that, but they tend to look good covered in snow as well.

Fall Annuals

And annuals can take the winter pressure as well
Annuals also fare pretty well in fall. Source: HGTV

Some fall annuals, like mums, can also be planted in the fall so that they bloom around the same time next year. This means that the best time to plant them is, of course, fall. Mums bloom beautifully and will add some serious color to the landscape at a time when autumn colors are beginning to emerge. Keep this in mind when you’re wondering, “what flowers to plant in the fall?”

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