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Red Fall Flowers for Your Garden

Celosia
Celosia

With a name like ‘Dragon’s Breath,’ this variety of celosia will certainly get you fired up for fall. This dazzling annual is so low-maintenance, you can just about ignore it and blooms will continue to bring vibrant color into your garden. It’s also drought-tolerant.

Echinacea
Echinacea

Like its name, ‘Sombrero Salsa Red,’ this echinacea will definitely stand out in your containers or window boxes. It’s eye-popping color and velvety petals will even attract hungry butterflies. It’s a showstopper to be sure and a must for any space because of its resilience to heat and drought.

Canna Lilies
Canna Lilies

Fiery red canna lilies are a bold accent in any garden. They grow up to 5 feet. Their tropical-like beauty attracts gawkers and nectar-seeking hummingbirds. Cannas are hardy in zones 7 to 10. If you live north, you can always dig them up after the first frost and store them for winter.

Mums
Mums

The moment the calendar leans toward fall in August, mums start showing up in stores. These are a perfect choice for bringing red into your space. With so many red color choices, why choose just one shade. Mums look as stunning on the porch steps as they do in hanging baskets or other planters.

You can carry out your red theme with other accents, such as a red birdhouse or planters, too.


There are also red shrubs, such as burning bush and American cranberry bush. Plant them in fall.


How about a freshly painted red door? If you’re the DIY sort, there’s always a DIY planter ladder in red. Just add spilling greenery to mix things up.