The Best Fall Color for Your Texas Garden

The Best Fall Color for Your Texas Garden

Are you ready for fall? We sure are! It is a fantastic time for autumn gardening. Enhance your flowerbeds and container gardens with spectacular fall flowers and colorful foliage. Planting fall color will revive your outdoor space for the season and fill your spirit with Autumn glee!

pansies in pottery

Choose annuals for a burst of color or perennials that thrive in fall for a beautiful and visually inspiring landscape. Pair your plants with stylish pottery or fill your flowerbeds with the ultimate autumn palette.

What are the best plants for the fall? At Calloway’s and Cornelius, gorgeous fall flowers with amazing foliage are arriving at our neighborhood stores now. Here are some of our top picks for stunning Autumn hues in your Texas garden!


Transform Your Texas Garden with These Fall Color Marvels

Ornamental Peppers

ornamental peppers

Choosing the right hues for your autumn garden is important. Start with the vibrant colors of Ornamental Peppers! This striking plant provides attractive color and a fun fall design to your containers. The fruit comes in shades of red, purple, yellow, orange, and more. The colors change as they ripen, creating a vibrant spectrum throughout the growing process.

ornamental peppers in orange pottery

Ornamental Peppers are sun-loving and easy to care for. They thrive on sunny patios or porches that receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight each day. For indoor fall color, display your Ornamental Peppers on a sunny windowsill to provide enough energy for its fruit production.

ornamental pepper

Plant in orange pottery for a stunning fall display and use Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil for your gardening success. Give your plant at least 1 inch of water per week and water again when the top of the soil is dry to the touch.


Garden Mums

garden mums

Garden Mums are one of the best fall plants. Discover our vast collection at your local store! They are budded and ready to bloom and their Autumn flowers will sparkle in shades of red, yellow, orange, pink, white, and more! The fall flowers feature an array of colorful, fluffy petals from early fall through winter.

garden mums for fall flowers

Garden Mums are perennials that will come back every year, with proper care. They are relatively low-maintenance, and they do best in full sunlight. These fall flowers perform well in container gardens and in flowerbeds.

garden mums in flowerbed

When planting Garden Mums in your landscape, use Calloway’s Premium Flowerbed Garden Soil. These lovely plants can grow to 20-30 inches tall and will fill your outdoor space with magnificent fall flowers. Once planted, protect the plant’s roots from the upcoming cold and winter conditions with a thick layer of Calloway’s Premium Organic Mulch. Using mulch will help your plant’s roots get well established, building a strong root system throughout the winter.

Watering is very important for your Garden Mums. The plant should never get too dry or wilted. Instead, keep the soil consistently moist at the bottom of the plant for happy, continued growth. Pro tip: try not to water the top of the plant to maximize their bloom time!

For more Mum planting tips and tricks, visit our blog here: How-To Plant Garden Mums




For more vibrant fall garden picks, try Celosia! They are extremely unique and colorful fall plants. The showy flowers have a plume-like texture with upright spikes of Autumn hues. Celosias are low-maintenance annuals for a burst of fall color and they grow well in flowerbeds and container gardens.

celosia fall flowers

Celosia is easy to grow and needs minimal attention. They grow best in full sunlight throughout the day with a require a regular watering schedule and well-draining soil.

celosia in flowerbed

Celosia’s fall flowers can bloom up to 36 inches tall. Awash your landscape in autumn splendor and add Celosia in mass planting along borders or walkways. You can also display them in stylish pottery on your outdoor porches or patios or as indoor fall color near a sunny windowsill.




Crotons have beautiful fall foliage and are one of the best plants for fall color. The glossy leaves shine in bold blends of red, yellow, and orange. They are easy-to-grow plants that thrive as houseplants because they enjoy the warmth and humidity of our homes, but they can be displayed outdoors in a covered area through the fall.

Petra Croton is the most popular variety, favored for its bold designs and variegated patterns. Pair with classic pottery in deep autumn red for the quintessential fall home decoration.

petra croton

Crotons need bright, indirect light or dappled sunlight to produce their spectrum of hues. Keep the soil evenly moist and water when the top 2 inches of the soil is dry. To keep your Crotons thriving, feed as directed with Calloway’s Premium Tropical Plant Food! Our special formula keeps your tropical plants healthy while promoting new growth and bold foliage.

For more helpful Croton planting tips, visit our blog here: Discover the Art of Planting Vibrant Crotons




Did you know perennial Salvia is also known as Autumn Sage? Ideal for Texas gardens, Salvia is heat-loving and drought-tolerant. Plus, it is a popular plant among our friendly pollinators including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. They are drawn to the aromatic foliage and tubular flowers.

autumn sage

Salvia is a perennial fall favorite because they come back every year. The spectacular fall flowers shine in bright shades of pink, purple, and more.

purple salvia

Perennial Salvia does best in full sun with a well-draining soil. They are great for container gardens, and they are a delight to use as a small, ornamental perennial in a flowerbed or as a low hedge.


Matrix® Pansies

matrix pansies

Matrix® Pansies are arriving now! They are the best flowers for fall blooms in Texas and they are ideal for creating long-lasting fall flower displays. Matrix® Pansies are prized for their vibrant, large blooms and consistent growth throughout the cooler season. They are low maintenance with superior branching and short stems to support the abundance of blooms.


These beautiful fall flowers come in a variety of colors with both Blotch and Clear faces. Blotch pansies contain a dark center, which are sometimes referred to as faces, that create a dramatic display in your flowerbeds or containers. Clear varieties contain beautiful blooms that are rich in a solid color with the classic, yellow centers.

pansies in flowerbed

Pansies need partial to full sunlight throughout the day. They will grow to be about 6-8 inches tall at maturity with a spread of 8 inches. These fall flowers shine in container gardens and are a great choice as a filler plant. When planting in your flowerbeds, it is important that the individual plants are spaced approximately 6 inches apart to provide space and room to grow.

Give your pansies that extra boost with quality plant food from Calloway’s. Our new and improved Premium Flower Food is great for all blooming flowers, especially pansies!

Ready to grow? Visit our blog here to learn more: 3 Ways to Plant Pansies


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the best fall flowers

At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have everything you need for your fall Texas garden! Visit us today and explore our entire collection of fall flowers, stately trees and shrubs, lush indoor plants, and so much more! Shop one of our 28 neighborhood stores, serving our loyal customers for over 35 years.

Have questions? Ask our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals; they are here to help!





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