Fall is one of the most fun seasons to decorate for. The burgundies, oranges, and dark yellows give a warm autumn feel which naturally translates into fall plants and flowers. This fall season, dress up your patio or front porch with fall porch plants. Not only do they bring the beauty of the season to your outdoor space, but they are also gorgeous natural accessories to dress up your patio furniture and patio accessories.
These five fall porch plants are definite winners. Not only do they add to your outdoor aesthetics, but they’re low maintenance so you can enjoy their beauty with minimal work.
Chrysanthemums, better known as mums, are the quintessential fall porch plants. While there are countless varieties, garden mums, also known as Belgian or hardy mums, are the type associated with fall. They usually come in shades of red, yellow, orange, purple, and white and simply need partial to full sun, water, and good drainage. These versatile plants look great whether they’re planted in the ground around your patio or porch or placed in planters.
While marigolds are pretty in the spring and summer, the hardy annuals are the perfect colors for fall with their amazing reds, yellows, and oranges. They love sunlight, and simply need watering and occasional deadheading. Just like mums, these beauties can be planted in the ground or displayed in pots or planters. Another great thing about marigolds is they naturally repel insects.
Autumn Joy Sedum
These perennials start pink, then transform to russet-red in the fall. They need virtually no maintenance. Just be sure to plant them or place their planter in a spot with lots of light and give them good drainage. You don’t have to do much watering, as sitting in soggy soil can kill them.
Sunflowers are often considered a summer flower, but since they bloom into mid fall and have a deep yellow color, they are also part of the fall foliage. They love bright, direct sunlight and require very little water – they can even grow in droughts. They do best in soil, especially if you want them to grow really tall, but they can also live in containers.
With its deep purple with green hues and interesting texture, ornamental kale is a perfect fall porch plant. In fact, the colors become their most vibrant once night temperatures are between 60 and 20 degree Fahrenheit. Ornamental kale looks particularly seasonal in wooden barrels placed around your patio and simply requires lots of sun and moderate watering.
Enjoy Your Fall Porch Plants
These fall plants look lovely on their own or mixed together for an outdoor autumn bouquet. Whether you plant them in the ground or fill your patio with these plants filled with fall colors, be sure to take time to sit out on your patio or porch and enjoy the natural beauty and the weather.