The best flowers for autumn colour

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Please find the best flowers for autumn colour in our guide here. Even as summer ends and we head into the season's changing colours, autumn doesn't' have just to be red, yellow, and brown. We love those autumnal hues, but if you want to add plenty of other colours to your garden, there are still many options. After the abundance of summer colour, it is easy to assume that the garden immediately fades away, but keep that colour up in the garden with these autumnal flowering plants. 

  • Sedum 
  • Pansies
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Dahlias
  • Teasel

Sedum spectabile (stonecrop) is one of the best flowers for autumn colour 

If you want a plant that needs very little care, that the bees absolutely love, and that provides you with fleshy leaves, strong stems and many pink flowers, then this is the plant for you. Preferring well-drained soil and full sun, you'll see many honeybees and bumblebees enjoying the sweet nectar. You might also see this reclassified as Hylotelephium.

The best flowers for autumn colour are the ones that bloom all year 

Pansies and violas can keep your gardening in flower all year long. Deadheading will prolong the flowering periods, and it is a joy to see the pretty purple, yellow, pink and white flowers peeping up above the snow in winter. So fill your hanging baskets, containers and any bare soil with plenty, and you'll' have lots of colour in the garden. 

Chrysanthemums are some of the best flowers for autumn colour 

''Mums'' for short, these are the stars of the autumn garden when they come into their own. Perfect pot plants for Halloween or tall stemmed cut flowers for the vase. Many varieties are available now, from big brightly coloured balls of petals to the more traditional, almost Dahlia looking blooms. They are not as hard to grow as their reputation! 

The best flowers for autumn colour have to be Dahlias 

Throughout summer, deep into autumn before the frosts hit, Dahlias are the stand out a flower for gardeners. With so very many varieties available, there is a Dahlia or two for everyone. They can be grown as cut flowers. The bees love them, and the more you cut, the more you will succeed. They hold on to colour when most other summer flowers are ending, and they bloom strong until frosts when you need to cut them back, lift them for storage or give them an excellent mulch to protect them over winter. 

Try some wildflowers for the best flowers for autumn colour 

Attract Goldfinches to your garden with the ever stunning Teasel. The seed heads have rings of purple flowers, and they remain stunning throughout autumn and into winter, giving birds some much-needed food as well as interest in the garden. 

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