Fall Annuals are cool weather plants that provide color through the Mid-South's Fall & Winter, into early Spring. These plants do not do well in our hot, humid Summers. However, these same plants thrive during Summers in cooler zones to our North.
Varieties for Fall 2021 are featured below, though displays are not inclusive of all varieties that we grow. Click on the information button below the slide show for plant name.
Pansies & Violas survive the Winter, blooming continuously, perking up especially during our warm spells.
Ornamental Cabbage & edible Kale reliably look good until January, & are hardy to 5° F, often surviving Mid-South Winters.
Dianthus & Snapdragons may die back in January, but will reseed themselves for early Spring blooms.
Hardy Garden Mums are perennials that are synonymous with Fall. Click this link to go to our Mum page!
Colossus™ Pansies have the largest blooms of those we grow & are most tolerant of heat and humidity. For this latter reason, we grow them in our 1st Pansy crop for the Fall season.
Delta™ Pansies are sure to keep your beds bright Fall through Spring. The flowers are upright facing on this plant with a mounded habit. Average height of the plant is 4-6".
Matrix® Pansies bloom longer into late Spring, and the blooms hold up to the heat. These Pansies have the most flowers per plant of the large flower Pansies. We grow the largest variety in Matrix® Pansies.
Violas are the smaller cousin of Pansies, but are prolific bloomers. The 3 varieties we grow in order of flower size are: Penny, Sorbet/Sorbet XP and ColorMax.
Cool Wave® & Frizzle Sizzle Pansies
Cool Wave® Pansies are a trailing & spreading variety that is one of the earliest Spring bloomers. Frizzle Sizzle Pansies are a favorite for their unique blotch with rays.
Cabbage, Kale, Dianthus & Snapdragons
Add Ornamental Cabbage to Fall plantings in containers & beds. Dianthus & Snapdragons are cool weather annuals that may die back in Jan/Feb, but will reseed for early Spring.
*'Redbor' Kale photo credit: https://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/kale/redbor-f1-kale-seed-2184.html
**SuperParfait Dianthus photo credit: https://www.syngentaflowers-us.com/product/flower/70019285