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With fall just around the corner, its time to think about what changes to make to your garden. How about adding some orange flowers to your garden to bring in the start of the season? Here are 10 orange flowers to add to your garden.
I’m all about color and think the more, the better! Halloween is a little over a month away, but it’s not too soon to start thinking how to decorate your garden for the holiday season! Adding orange flowers to your garden is a great start.
Some of these flowers may or may not grow in your zone, based on where you live. Here in Southern California, we can grow just about anything all year long. Right now we are going through a heat wave, but it should start cooling down here soon.
You can also contact a local nursery to learn more about what types of orange flowers grow in your zone this time of year. You can learn alot by visiting local nurseries!
Here is a list of 10 orange flowers to add to your garden this fall:
Below is more information about each of these types of flowers. It may be too cool in your area to plant some of these. If that is the case, plant these colorful flowers during the best time of year in your zone!
These unusual looking flowers are great to add to containers or fall borders. They come in orange and other fall colors, like yellow and red. Add these plants to low growing flowers for a diverse look.
Chrysanthemums, also called mums, are very popular flowers during the fall season. They grow in several colors, including orange. They need full sun (6-7 hours) to thrive and for you to enjoy in your garden.
By pinching the flowers once they have grown, you can encourage more blooms. Chrysanthemums also look great in bouquets.
Helenium look similar to daisies that have beautiful two toned petals. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage the plant to bloom more colorful flowers for you.
Kalanchoes are great plants to grow since they can thrive indoors or outdoors. If you live in an area that gets cold in the fall, bring in your kalanchoes to enjoy their bright blooms indoors. Make sure to keep the plant near some sunlight.
Marigolds come in bright orange, the perfect addition to your fall garden. Their flowers look similar to carnations with many petals overlapping each other. Make sure the plants get plenty of sun.
Daisies, specifically Gerbera daisies, grow in an array of colors, including orange. These flowers grow best in well draining soil and in full sun. Add to a bouquet for a fall centerpiece.
Cosmos are another great choice since they come in a variety of colors. They also make great cut flowers because of their long stems. If you enjoy butterflies and birds in your garden, make sure to grow plenty of cosmos.
Zinnias can add a pop of color to any garden with their vividly colored blooms. Some come in an orange so dark that they look red. Zinnias also make great cut flowers and can grow up to 3 feet high.
Colorful lantanas are great to grow in containers and in arid weather. Many of these plants do not just come in one color, but in several. Beautiful sunset colored lantanas would make a great addition to any fall garden.
I can’t mention orange flowers without talking about our beloved California Poppies. Of course, these don’t grow in all climates, but are great to have around when you can. These hardy flowers grow best in full sun and well draining soil.
What orange flowers are going to add to your fall garden? Any of these or others? Let me know in the comments section below!