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Best Fall Flowers: Annuals, Perennials & Occasions

Perennial Fall Flowers

Are you looking to revamp and revive your garden this fall? Are you on the hunt for some luscious fall flowers to fill the harvest season with joy and beauty? If you are in the search for the best annual and perennial fall flowers to add to your garden, these are some of the best options.

What’s the Difference Between Annual and Perennial Flowers?

An annual is a plant that lives for just one season. Within one year, an annual will sprout, flower, seed, and then die. Annuals will need to be replanted the next year for the most part. A perennial will live for a few years, but their blooming period is shorter than annuals. Because of this, gardeners will usually plant them in pairs with other perennials that will bloom during a different season so there is always a new flower in bloom.

Perennial Fall Flowers

  • Russian Sage
  • New York Daisy
  • Mums
  • Japanese Anemone
  • Balloon Flower
  • Helenium (Sneezeweed)

Annual Fall Flowers

  • Pansies
  • Strawflowers
  • Calibrachoa
  • Flowering Kale
  • Ornamental Peppers

The Best Perennial Flowers for Autumn:

Russian Sage

Russian Sage is a bluish lavender-colored bloom that grows in full spiky clusters. Not only is it a beautiful filler for any garden, but it also has that refreshing sage-like scent that you can’t help but to stop and smell these flowers. If you decide to plant Russian Sage in your garden, be sure to give this plant full sun and really solid drainage.

New York Daisy

Talk about adding a pop of color and fun to your fall garden! The New York daisy comes in a pretty purple, light pink, or white and yellow colored flower and are great if you are trying to get some birds and butterflies in your garden. These perennial flowers will bloom from late in August until frost season.


Major heart eye emoji alert! Mums come in a close second place as far as fall must-haves go, second only to the famous pumpkin spice latte. They should be planted in the spring for best results in the fall, however, if you decide to buy and plant them in the fall (sometimes you just have to go with your last-minute idea!), make sure to get them in the ground immediately to ensure they are more likely to last.

Japanese Anemone

This flower is great because of its long blooming season; it can bloom for six to eight weeks! The Japanese Anemone comes in pink or white and is a beautiful and delicate flower that is perfect for any garden. These flowers take a few years to become established, but once they do, they are fairly low maintenance.

Balloon Flower

The flower gets its name because its buds just balloon open into beautiful bell-shaped flowers. Balloon flowers bloom in lavender-blue, pink, or white. These perennial fall flowers are perfect to add color to your garden every year!


This flower comes in beautiful, rich oranges, reds, and yellows so they really just look like they belong in the fall season. These daisy-like fall flowers are nicknamed the Sneezeweed, but allergy sufferers do not fret. The name comes from the fact that Native Americans would dry the leaves of the sneezeweed out to make snuff, which would cause excessive sneezing.

The Best Annual Flowers for Autumn


Pansies are a classic. Full of fall colors, these flowers come in purple, orange, yellow, white, red, and blue. Not only will these flowers add beauty and color to your garden this fall, but they will add flavor to your kitchen. That’s right, pansies are edible flowers! They have a somewhat minty and refreshing flavor and go well in cocktails.


The strawflower looks like a pom pom cheering on the fall season! Strawflowers are an annual fall flower that blooms in pink, yellow, orange, and white. Strawflowers belong in the daisy family however they have paper-like petals. They also make excellent dried flowers for dry flower bouquets.


This flower is a double whammy in wonderful flowers: bright colors and low maintenance. They can tolerate the cold weather really well so no need to worry if fall is cold where you live. They make great flowers for your fall containers as they will cascade out of them in a really lovely way.

Flowering Kale

Yes, it is a variety of kale that you typically think of as a salad and not a pretty plant or fall flower to add to your garden. However flowering kale is more for decoration than eating and is a seriously beautiful deep purple and pink leaved plant and will really make your garden pop this fall.

Ornamental Peppers

Are you looking to add some spice to your garden? Ornamental peppers are just the annual to do that! The peppers come in a variety of colors and a variety of flavors. In fact, some of them are a bit fruity so they are safe to grow around curious children.

Maybe you aren’t looking to plant a whole new garden, but you just want a fresh Bouq of fall flowers. Don’t worry, Bouqs has you covered with dozens of fresh fall flower delivery options.

Holidays to Send Flowers in the Fall

Grandparents Day: First Sunday After Labor Day

Grandparents are the best! They spend all of their silver years spoiling their grandchildren, so why not take some time to spoil them? Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day and is the most ideal of all the fall holidays to have some family time. Whether you can be with your grandparents in person or you have to send the flowers from afar, this holiday is a perfect excuse for some holiday flowers!

National Pet Memorial Day: Second Sunday in September

Our pets are our family, and losing a family member is never easy. This is one of those fall holidays that is meant for flowers. Maybe you or a family member just lost one of their furry loved ones. Send them some flowers for National Pet Memorial Day!

Rosh Hashanah: First Day of the Seventh Month in the Hebrew Calendar

Rosh Hashanah will almost always fall in September or October. It’s the holiday for the Jewish New Year and focuses on repentance for the year gone by and celebration for the upcoming year. Apples and honey are traditional food for Rosh Hashanah. But what about flowers for Rosh Hashanah? White or seasonal flowers make an excellent gift if you’ve been invited to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a Jewish family. They can also be chosen for centerpieces

Positive Thinking Day: September 13

Positive Thinking Day is one of the holidays in the fall that is dedicated to trying to stay positive. Life can all too easily get you down. Whether you are in a rut or just had a bad day, everyone needs a reminder to stay positive. Send yourself or a friend some holiday flowers for Positive Thinking Day!

National Women’s Friendship Day: Third Sunday in September

Your female BFF’s are so important! Your girlfriends are your rocks, your free therapists, and your confidants. You should use any excuse you can get to shower your lady friends with love, affection, and flowers! The third Sunday every September is National Women’s Friendship Day, and it’s the perfect of all the fall holidays to send your friends flowers!

Wife Appreciation Day: Third Sunday in September

Spouses best not forget this holiday! While you do not really need an excuse to tell your wife you appreciate her any day of the week, why not use this holiday to send her some holiday flowers? Wife Appreciation Day is the third Sunday every September – mark it in your calendars!

National Boyfriend Day: October 3

Boyfriends deserve lots of love and appreciation too. National Boyfriend Day is lesser known than other fall holidays, but it still deserves to be celebrated. If you’re lucky enough to have a guy in your life who loves flowers, consider sending him a bouquet to surprise him with an unconventional gesture. This holiday is your excuse to shower your man with some love!

Do Something Nice Day: October 5

This holiday is exactly what it sounds like – a day dedicated to doing something nice and spreading cheer. Have you heard a better excuse for holiday flowers? Spread some kindness to your friends with a fresh Bouq. They’ll feel nice and you will too!

World Teachers Day: October 5

Teachers deserve to be better taken care of. They spend all day with our kids and teach them how to be educated adults. That’s no easy task, especially this year after distance learning! Teachers go above and beyond, working after school to prep lessons and grade papers and tests. That’s why teachers deserve some thanks, and some flowers, on World Teacher’s Day on October 5.

Bosses Day: October 16

Whether you and your boss are close or not, Bosses Day provides a great opportunity to show appreciation for the leaders in your life. Have your coworkers pitch in and send your boss a big, beautiful thank you bouquet to show them you notice their hard work!

Mother-in-Law Day: Fourth Sunday in October

Your in-laws can either be your best friend, or your worst nightmare. No matter where your in-laws lay on that scale, it can’t hurt to offer an occasional olive branch – or should we say flower stem? The fourth Sunday in October is Mother-in-Law Day, and it’s the perfect fall occasion for some holiday flowers!

So, holiday lovers, forget your end-of-summer blues – there are plenty of reasons to shower your friends and loved ones with surprise gestures of affection and appreciation. Luckily The Bouqs Co. can help you send fresh flowers for every holiday!

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