8 Plants You Need for the Best Fall Garden in San Antonio

Fall is the time of year when you’re most likely to be looking at new plants to purchase and add to your garden. While spring and summer may have some of their own unique flora, there’s nothing quite like fall, with its beautiful mixtures of red, orange, yellow and green leaves. Here are some plants you should consider adding to your own garden if you live in San Antonio or anywhere with similar weather conditions.


1) Fountain Grass

This drought-resistant, evergreen perennial is a Texas native and thrives in hot, dry soil. It’s also deer resistant, so you won’t have to worry about your plants being eaten before they can grow. Fountain grass forms a dense clump with arching stems that are topped with graceful plumes of green. In fall, these plumes turn bright red and give off an aromatic scent that attracts pollinators to the garden.


2) Red Mandevilla

The Red Mandevilla is a perennial vine that can be used as a ground cover. It has large, green leaves and produces beautiful clusters of red flowers during the fall months. This plant does well in zones 8-11, is hardy to frost, and needs moderate watering.


3) Doublefile Creeping Phlox

Doublefile Creeping Phlox is one of the best plants for autumn in San Antonio, Texas. It’s a perennial that thrives here and is typically low-maintenance. Doublefile Creeping Phlox can be found at most garden centers and will do very well if planted now. If you plant it now, it’ll be ready to bloom by late October!


4) Groundcover Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Sedum is an easy-to-grow, low-maintenance succulent that provides groundcover as well as color and texture. For best results, plant it after all danger of frost has passed. This fall-blooming succulent will bring a touch of gold to your garden with its yellow flowers, which appear starting in late summer and continue into early winter. It can grow to be up to 12 inches tall, so it makes a great option for containers or along pathways.


5) Heartleaf Philodendron

Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum) is a beautiful plant with deep green, heart-shaped leaves. This plant is easy to grow and will do well indoors or outside. Heartleaf philodendron also has white flowers that grow on it in the spring and summer. In the fall, this plant will turn a deep red color.


6) Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush is a perennial plant that is perfect for any garden. It has pink, purple and white flowers that bloom all summer long and it also attracts butterflies to your garden. This shrub can grow to be 2-3 feet high, but if you prune it often, you can keep it shorter than that. Butterflies will love this plant because of the nectar they find on its leaves.


7) Autumn Joy Sedum

This plant is easy to grow and thrives in low-light conditions. It’s drought-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about watering it constantly. The Autumn Joy Sedum is a perennial, so you’ll get to enjoy it year after year.


8) Golden Autumn Clematis

The Golden Autumn Clematis is a beautiful vine that thrives in moist soil with plenty of water and sunlight. This variety of clematis also has vibrant golden-yellow flowers, which will look gorgeous as they transition into reds and purples during the fall months.

Golden Autumn Clematis vines can grow up to 12 feet, making them perfect for covering an arbor or fence.


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