I love adding a bit of color to my gardens come the Fall. Usually, at this point, all of my Summer flowers and foliage have died out, so my garden needs a little extra love! If you, like me, are trying to add a bit of much-needed color to a late Summer or early fall garden, try your hand at growing the flowers below in containers on your porch and patio! They’re gorgeous and they LOVE the weather come fall. Check out these beautiful full sun flowers for containers.
Though it isn’t Fall, I am proud to have a vase full of Mums on my kitchen table right this very second. Not only do Mums last as a cut flower for an incredibly impressive amount of time, but they’re absolutely beautiful when they naturally bloom come Fall! Though they look wonderful anywhere in the garden, they look especially gorgeous when grown in containers. Gardeners should keep in mind that Mums like slightly acidic soil and growing zones between 3 and 11.
The Toad Lily flower has an impressive resemblance to an Orchid, but Toad Lilies are much easier to grow outdoors in cooler climates. As long as you plant your Toad Lilies in a corner of your porch that gets partial shade in the afternoons, and full sun in the morning and you can expect to see your Lilies thrive in the late Summer or early Fall months. Too much sunlight can cause blooms to wilt.
Aster plants love the shorter days of Fall and will greet you with an elaborate variety of blooms just as soon as it gets cold enough outside. Plus, pollinators like bees and hummingbirds LOVE this flower, and they’re likely desperate for a cool drink of fresh nectar come this period in the growing season. I love these kinds of full sun flowers.
Coneflower’s Daisy-like blooms are sure to be a hit with any gardener. Add in the fact that these gorgeous beauties are available in a multitude of different colors, as well. Pick a medium to a large sized pot for best growth and stick your container in an area of full sun for beautiful full sun flower blooms.
These look just like sunflowers but have a much longer growing period! Rudbeckia is a gorgeous black and yellow flower that blooms until the end of October. I recommend starting these flowers indoors in the Spring, and then moving them outside just as soon as the days get shorter. I love it when you can enjoy a flower both inside and out! This is actually one of my favorite full sun flowers for containers.