In many parts of the country, fall is a time when planting slows down. However, that isn’t the case in North Carolina where fall is the perfect time to plant flowers that will bloom in the autumn and winter. Here are some great options for flowers to plant in the fall.

Plants that Will Flower Until the First Freeze


This flower is named snapdragon because some say that when you squeeze the flowers, it looks like the mouth of a dragon opening and closing. These perennials will bloom throughout the year, but do particularly well in the fall and spring. The flowers come in a wide range of colors and the largest variety can grow 24”-30” tall.


Asters have a star shaped bloom that can come in different shades of purple, blue and white. It is great for wildflower and rock gardens and is a great pollinator.


The name Chrysanthemum is derived from two Greek words that mean “golden” and “flower,” but the plants are more commonly known as mums. They are a great source of vibrant color during the fall.

Plants that Will Bloom All Winter

Flowering Cabbage

Ornamental cabbage has wavy green leaves that surround a bright center that comes in red, pink, purple, and white. 


Violets are another great source of color during the fall and a nice complement to the reds, yellows, and oranges of the fall foliage. Best of all, you will be able to enjoy the blooms all winter.


Pansies have overlapping heart-shaped petals and come in practically every color. Fall is the perfect time to plant and enjoy these flowers. 

Perhaps the best part about planting in the fall in NC is that you will enjoy a nice break from the heat and humidity as you work outside. For more suggestions about planning your fall planting and any other landscaping advice, contact the experts at JT’s Landscaping and Lawncare.