Rudbeckia bloom among mums

As the weather fades from summer into fall, it’s time to liven up your containers with fresh, new foliage and fall favorites to show off the season! Al’s Fall Collection of mixed annuals and perennials makes it easy to create your own masterpiece and is a great place to begin your autumn planting adventure.

Featured in the pictures below are some of our favorite fall combos. Following these simple tips will lead to beautiful containers and planting success!

  1. Choose evergreen foliage favorites that add contrasting colors and textures. Examples include coral bells or Heucheras in colorful shades of deep purple, lime green, rose or variegated varieties. Evergreen ornamental grasses also add texture while complimenting the fall colors with often bright red, orange or variegated yellow/green foliage.
  2. Add some color with fall favorites such as pansies and violas. Their beautiful blooms will give a show of color from fall into spring. Add garden mums for a bright burst of color in fall.
  3. Leave a trail with trailing favorites such as vinca or creeping jenny gold. Having flowers or foliage that go both up and down in your container adds balance and beauty to your planting.
A blue container filled with autumn plants

Planter #1

Key players in the pot from top to bottom:

  • 'Purple Baron' Millet
  • Rudbeckia
  • Choisya ternata 'Sundance'
  • Heuchera 'Forever Red'
  • assorted pansies
  • Vinca Major 'Expoflora'
  • assorted 8" garden mums around the planter on the ground
A blue container filled with autumn plants

Planter #2

Key players:

  • Evergreen Star Jasmine (vine growing up on the obelisk)
  • Carex 'Evergold' grass
  • assorted pansies
  • Creeping Jenny Gold (Lysimachia)
  • Vinca Minor 'Bowles'
  • Rudbeckia pictured on the ground
A blue container filled with autumn plants

Planter #3

Key players:

  • New Zealand Flax
  • Variegated Hebe
  • Heuchera 'Obsidian'
  • assorted pansies
  • Chameleon Plant (This variegated plant in front of the pot turns brighter red/yellow in color with the cooler weather!)
  • Vinca Minor 'Bowles'
A blue container filled with autumn plants

Planter #4

Key players:

  • Lemon Cypress
  • Ajuga 'Mahogany'
  • assorted pansies
  • Vinca Minor 'Bowles'