With its refreshing temperatures and overall pleasant atmosphere, autumn is great time of year to get your hands dirty and plant some flowers in your garden. Naturally, some flowers are better than others during this time of year and you'll want to familiarize yourself with the best flowers to plant in autumn before filling out your garden. Luckily, you'll have plenty of options when it comes to selecting your flowers so don't worry about being restricted if you decide to plant flowers during this time period.
First, there are many summer classics which you have the opportunity to plant during autumn. Foremost among them is the dahlia -- which are incredibly bright bloomers that can add a vivid mix of red and orange to your garden. Rounding out the late summer classics are aster and sedum flowers. These vibrant flowers grow in tight bunches that can add explosive color to your garden and keep it looking fresh and vital all the way into winter. The sedum also makes a great bordering flower due to its tendency to grow fast and become voluminous.
Prairie flowers are another excellent choice when it comes to planting flowers in autumn and late summer. These plants typically die very slowly, so they'll be visible in all of their glory long after other flowers have been overcome by the dropping temperatures. One of the best prairie flowers is the Black-Eyed Susan, or Rubeckia fulgida. This flower comprised of a beautiful gold coloring that will stand tall and impeccable in your home garden. Other popular prairie flowers include the cone flower -- which is known for its pink shading and stellar appearance. Finally, the achilleas flower is another great option because their flower heads begin to change from yellow to red in autumn and this will surely add a welcome vividness to your garden.