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Fall Container Plants

Erica Neumann



Fall container plants are a great way to add color to your garden. The variety of colorful flowers available in the fall can create a vibrant and cheerful space. Try Cyclamen, which come in several hues, for a bold touch. Cyclamen like cool temperatures and are often hardy enough to survive the first few frosts. They make a great choice for container gardens and can be deadheaded to encourage more blooms. They are low-growing perennial tubers that have distinctively shaped flowers.


Heuchera are easy to grow and look attractive in a container garden. They can be grown from seed and can be hardened off indoors in the summer. Then, plant the seedlings outside after a few months. Heuchera will need a little help hardening off – you should start with a warm indoor location, and gradually expose your new plants to the elements outdoors. Once they have added their first set of leaves, you can move them to their permanent outdoor location when the danger of frost is gone. Heuchera container plants are easy to care for and blend in with almost any garden decor.

The foliage on Heuchera is attractive and colorful year-round. Most varieties change color during the growing season, and some varieties have flowers that are different colors on the top and bottom. These plants require little care and are suitable for beginner gardeners. As a bonus, they are not troubled by deer. Heucheras are closely related to Tiarella, a plant with bottlebrush-like flowers. You can plant Heuchera plants one to two feet apart.

The best way to display Heuchera in a container garden is to choose an attractive variety that has a strong appearance. A few varieties are particularly striking in their foliage. Heuchera ‘Rose-Purple’ has rose-pink flowers and a rose-purple stem. It has ruffled foliage and large, slightly pointed leaves.

Black-eyed Susan

If you want to grow a container plant with beautiful black flowers, you’ll want to make sure it receives plenty of full sun. In the wild, the plant prefers a sunny spot, but it will grow well in shady conditions as well. Keep in mind that black-eyed susans can be vulnerable to leaf disease, so you’ll need to watch for signs of this before planting.

The best way to grow your own Black-Eyed Susan is to start with seeds. These are easy to germinate and can be planted a month or so before the last frost date. Once the seeds sprout, they can be transplanted into a growing location in a few weeks. Unlike other flowers, the plants don’t require rich soil, so they’ll grow in a variety of soils. Once they’re established, black-eyed Susans can bloom from June to September.

To maintain the height of your Black-Eyed Susan, water it every two to three inches. The flowers are small and spherical, but their centers are dark brown. They generally bloom in the summer and fall of their second year. After blooming, the plant will die. Seedlings, however, will grow from established plants.

Cinnamon Curls

Cinnamon trees can be planted in the spring or early fall. They need a sunny spot with adequate drainage. They should be planted in a pot that is at least 18 inches across and one foot deep, with plenty of drainage holes. They do best in full sunlight and can tolerate partial shade on some days. If planting outdoors, be sure to add a bit of sphagnum peat moss to the soil before planting.

When planting Cinnamon curls in a pot, choose one with drainage holes. This will allow excess water to drain away and will allow air to reach the soil at the bottom. You can also use terracotta pots, which have a porous material that will allow water to wick away faster. This will help them thrive. It is recommended that you plant them in a south-facing area so that they will get the most sunlight.

Cinnamon plants are very easy to care for. While they are not as vulnerable to pests as other plants, they do need some TLC. A few common pests can affect your plants, such as mealybugs and leafminers. These pests can cause foliage damage. If the problem is widespread, you may need to use an organic insecticide.

Key Lime Pie

Dianthus ‘Key Lime Pie’ is a new hybrid pink that has a lime green eye and pure white flowers. This plant is a great choice for containers and borders and is perfect for attracting bees, butterflies and other pollinators. The compact plant is low-maintenance and perfect for a contemporary landscape.

Key Lime Pie plants can grow up to six inches high. They grow in a container that is protected from wind and rain. It requires a minimum of six to 13 feet of vertical space. The key lime pie plant can be grown from seed or from an adult plant. Depending on the size of your container, you can buy the seedlings as four-inch plants from online retailers.

Key Lime Pie coralbells grow well in a semi-shady area, but they prefer to be in the sun on their east side. You can also grow these plants indoors, but they are best grown in shady locations and should be protected from direct sunlight.

Key limes require regular watering, but be careful not to overwater them, as they can be picky about water. Water them when the soil dries and the leaves begin to curl and wilt. Key limes are also useful for making desserts, drinks and pies.


Lobularia is a low-maintenance annual or perennial plant native to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, and Azores. Its sweet, honey-scented blooms attract bees, butterflies, and wasps. They also provide a source of nectar for other beneficial insects. You can buy Lobularia plants in shop packs or start a garden from seed. This plant will bloom in late summer and early fall.

Lobularia prefers full sun, so choose a container that receives a good amount of natural light. It can also tolerate partial shade or drought. It does best in a well-drained container with a good drainage system. The leaves and stems of Lobularia grow upright, forming a mound.

Lobularia is an easy-care plant that will brighten up your patio, deck, or entryway. These plants don’t require fertilizer and don’t require a lot of water. They can withstand temperatures down to thirty degrees Fahrenheit. They provide cheery color until the first summer heats up.

Toad lilies

Toad lilies are a great choice for fall container planting. These beautiful plants grow from rhizomes and should be planted after the last frost. For the best results, plant them in a location that gets morning sun and afternoon shade. Make sure they have good soil and water often. The plant will go dormant if it gets too dry.

Toad lilies prefer moist soil and partial shade. They also benefit from supplemental watering during long periods of drought. The best way to tell whether your plant is getting enough water is to look for brown edges or spots on its leaves. If not, it is time to water it. Otherwise, the plant may go dormant.

Toad lilies are beautiful and hardy. They produce orchid-like flowers in the fall and are excellent fall container plants. ‘Miyazaki’ is a short seed strain that features an arching habit and multiple blooms at once. It is the most floriferous toad lily available and is popular in Janesville. It received a high rating in a 10-year research trial at the Chicago Botanical Garden, and has the best floral display of the 24 types studied.

Toad lily plants should be divided in the spring. Toad lilies grow in USDA zones four to nine. Planting them early in the spring helps them germinate and grow. If you do not want to divide your toad lily, you can use rhizomes as divisions.


Celosia is one of the easiest plants to grow from seed. Young plants are readily available in the spring. It thrives in most soil types, including heavy clay, and prefers full sun. It also tolerates summer’s unpredictable weather. A great choice for fall container planting, celosia is a versatile flowering plant that will add color to your container garden throughout the fall.

Celosia has big, feathery plumes that make it look spectacular. It is also a tender perennial, typically grown as an annual in colder climates. While it rarely blooms again, it comes in a variety of colors. There are dwarf varieties available, too. You can get a red celosia known as ‘Fresh Look.’ The flowers look like a Christmas tree, and it is surprisingly hardy, surviving even a strong wind.

Celosia requires a sunny location with plenty of light. You should ensure that the soil is well-drained. If the soil is too heavy or too wet, you can mix in some compost or sand. Celosia prefers a pH level of 6-6.5, with high organic matter content. You should fertilize the plant once a month and apply a general-purpose fertilizer. Higher phosphorus levels can encourage new blooms.

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