Cold Tolerant Annuals for Fall Color

Old-man winter comes knocking before you know it, so if you live in a climate with frost and cold like we do, these plants will keep your beds and containers lovely as long as possible.

To extend the beauty of your garden into autumn and put some color back into your landscape, consider planting some cold-tolerant annuals.  Many of these can take temperatures to 20° F.  As our seasons change, so can your garden by highlighting these beautiful tough plants in your beds, borders and containers.

  • Ageratum
  • Argyrantemum
  • Asters
  • Bracteantha
  • Calendula
  • Calibrachoa
  • Cyclamen
  • Diascia
  • Gazania
  • Lobelia
  • Nemesia
  • Nicotiana
  • Osteospermum
  • Petunia
  • Phlox (annual)
  • Rudbeckia
  • Salvia, Victoria and greggii
  • Stock
  • Verbena canadensis

Frost hardy annuals (These plants can survive conditions of 20° F. or lower.)

  • Alyssum
  • Dianthus
  • Dusty Miller
  • Flowering Cabbage & Kale
  • Pansy
  • Petchoa – SuperCal (Calibrachoa)
  • Snapdragon
  • Viola
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