The onset of cold autumn does not mean wilting bright flower beds. In order to enjoy the attractive garden to the frost, you need to “plant” late flowers in it. Which ones? We will tell you what blooms in October and November.
Plants, flowering in late autumn, are especially valuable for gardeners, because after the fall of the leaves, nothing but them is decorated with a gray flower garden.
Flowers blooming in October
These plants are not afraid of the first night frosts. Bright colors in the garden will drive away the autumn depression.
This representative of the Astrovie family has another common name - "long flower". And this is no accident. Fluffy flowers of ageratum, similar to pompons, bloom until late autumn and add blue, violet, white and pink colors to the garden.
Unpretentious "oktyabrynki" are not afraid of frost and feel great even during the first snowfall. With proper care, perennial asters of late varieties continue to decorate the flowerbed even in the first half of November.
The marigolds were introduced to Europe in the 16th century. In Russia, these were the first overseas flowers. Flower baskets of cream, yellow, orange and brown color exude a strong spicy smell, and in dried and infused form are a curative remedy for colds, asthma, bronchitis, stomatitis. The marigolds bloom from June to mid-autumn.
This beauty with lush flowers on windless areas is able to bloom until mid-October. And if you grow begonia in hanging pots, then with the onset of cold weather, it can be transferred to the veranda or winter garden. And then she will delight you with her attractive view until November.
Verbena Bonar, Argentine, Buenos Airess, or high
The Bonar verbena does not look very similar to other members of the Verben family. Its almost leafless stems (up to 1.5 m) with small purple-violet flowers, gathered in umbellate inflorescences, fit perfectly into the autumn flower garden. Most often, this verbena is grown as an annual: in May, seedlings are planted in open ground, and from August to October the plant decorates a flower bed with delicate flowers and safely tolerates short-term autumn frosts.
Gatsania, or gazania
This low-growing flower (up to 30 cm) is often called the African chamomile, but its flowers are more like a gerbera. They are single baskets with a diameter of 5 to 9 cm, consisting of reed flowers of orange, red, yellow color with dark spots at the base, which form an annular pattern around the yellow center. Such inflorescences on a single plant can be up to 35. With good lighting, gatsania blooms until frost.
If there are enough warm and sunny days in the fall, the gelenium will continue to decorate the flower garden in early October. Its yellow, orange, purple, brown or bicolor baskets inflorescences (3-5 cm in diameter) look best in the neighborhood of perennial asters.
Spreading bushes of the hydrangea paniculata look attractive from mid-summer to late autumn. In October, plants of varieties that have the ability to change the color of inflorescences are particularly spectacular. For example, in the first half of October, panicled hydrangeas still adorn the gardens. Grandiflora, Little Lime, Pink Diamond.
Goldenrod or Solidago
Bright yellow pyramidal inflorescences of goldenrod enliven the autumn garden to the very cold. Tall specimens can reach a height of 2 m, and dwarf plants grow no higher than 40 cm. All goldenrods are completely unpretentious and, due to their honey aroma, attract bees to the garden.
This stately flower (up to 3 m high) blooms from June to late autumn. Leaves - large, elliptical or oval-oblong, pointed, (25-80 cm long and 10-30 cm wide), green, striped or purplish-bronze. The flowers are red, orange, yellow, pink or white. They are located on high stems and do not fade until frost. Kanna is completely unpretentious, almost does not get sick and does not attract harmful insects, even if it is not treated with anything, however, it is not able to spend the winter in the middle lane without a good shelter.
Lantana of Montevideo, or Sellovian
The egg-shaped leaves of this climbing lantana are covered with tender pubescence, and they are serrated along the edge. The flowers are very small, tubular, lilac-pink with a yellow core, gathered in compact spherical inflorescences. Flowering occurs from June to October. And when grown on a sunny, wind-protected stretch of lanthanum, the montevidean can “hold out” on a flower bed, balcony, or open terrace until November. And her bright flowers will not even fade.
Nasturtium or capuchin
In the middle zone, the nasturtium is grown as an annual, because in winter, in an unstable climate, this tropical flower freezes. Most species of nasturtium cultivated in our latitudes bloom from June to October. Flowers are simple, terry and semi-double. Coloring is bright red, salmon, yellow, orange, apricot, cream.
Attractive November blooming plants
At the beginning of autumn the flower beds are still covered with various flowers, and the list of November ornamental plants is already much smaller. On the eve of winter, only the most hardy specimens do not fade.
This edible plant is not only tasty, but also beautiful. On the garden it looks like an unusual rose, which blossomed in the garden at an unusual time for it, from September to November. Corrugated and laced cabbage leaves resemble the petals of a flower garden queen. Therefore, vegetable culture may well replace roses in a flower garden, which, by November, need to be protected from the cold.
Ornamental cabbage tolerates transplantation well, so it can be first grown on a garden bed, and in the fall with the advent of colored rosettes transplanted into a flower bed or into a container. The plant will not lose its attractiveness even under a thin layer of snow.
The delicate daisy blooms for the first time in May, but with proper care, the flowers reappear in September and delight the eye until late autumn. Daisy leaves and buds are preserved under the snow throughout the winter.
Garden chrysanthemum is rightly called the latest flower of autumn. She remains in the flower garden, when many ornamental plants have already gone for the winter. The flowering of most species of chrysanthemums begins in July and lasts until late autumn, sometimes fluffy flowers "look out" from under the snow even in December.
The most cold-resistant - Korean chrysanthemums. In the middle lane, they do not fade even after the first snowfall and winter well in the open ground without shelter.
And what kind of ornamental plants that bloom in late autumn decorate your beautiful garden to the frost?