Top Five Flowering Plants for your Fall Garden Bed

Is fall the second spring in Florida?It sure feels that way around here lately. When I walk into the greenhouse and see all these pretty flowers, I can’t help but want to dig out my landscape at home and start all over with these beautiful flowers.

Let’s start with Geraniums…

If you are in Central or South Florida, you can start planting Geraniums now through March. As a winter annual, Geraniums prefer full sun but will tolerate some shade. Make sure to plant them 12-24 inches apart. 

Blue Daze are my fave…

This past summer we worked on our front landscape. We planted a whole bunch of them and they look so good right now. They are the perfect groundcover for full sun or part shade location in your garden. Another benefit of Blue Daze is that they are perennials so you won’t have to replace them as quickly. 


These beautiful bedding plants are perfect to plant now in Central or South Florida so you can enjoy them through April. Sunpatiens are a hybrid better equipped to deal with our full sun, hot and humid weather. 


Celosias are a colorful annual also known as Dragon’s Breath. Planted in your garden bed for a pop of color. Make sure to give it full sun, at least six hours of it. This plant does not need a lot of water so keep an eye out for it. 

Mona Lavender

If you are looking for a Florida friendly lavender, then Mona Lavender will be your friend. Only downside is Mona Lavender has no scent. But what it lacks in smells, it surely outshines in color. Mona Lavender flowers are gorgeous and much easier to take care of than typical Lavender. 

You can’t go wrong with any of these beautiful fall/winter flowers. Remember, the “Right plant, Right place” method to identifying if you have the right plant for your location. I like to place my plants for a couple of days before planting them. This technique allows me to see if the plants will survive the sun exposure, especially in Florida! If you like to receive our weekly newsletter with market updates, please sign up here.

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