Even if they do not have the lively and exuberant shades typical of the summer, the colors of autumn have nothing to envy to the warmer seasons.
In fact, the ornamental plants that bloom in autumn, give gardens, balconies and indoor environments particularly suggestive colorful shows.

Some species begin to bloom just in the last days of September, others are perennial and are the perfect scenery for open spaces and homes.


The heather is an evergreen shrub that resists very well both to the first colds of autumn, and to the even lower temperatures of the winter months. 

It stands quite well also the summer heat, provided it is placed in a luminous place but sheltered from the direct sunlight.

It comes in the form of small shrubs and bushes, with narrow leaves, and flowers of varying colour from white to pink, and from carmine red to violet.

There are many varieties, all with a long and resistant flowering.

Autumn Narcissus

Also Narcissus is a strong and resistant flower. 

Its autumn variety is very easy to cultivate and its flowering remains beautiful and luxuriant even when the temperatures get colder.

In fact, it stands very well both the heat of summer and the winter cold, even if it needs to be protected from the first frosts.

The autumn narcissus is very popular for its white flowers, with a gently messy appearance and a delicate scent.

Its simple and natural beauty makes it perfect as ornamental plant for balcony and garden, even at home, dwelling in a beautiful pot. 


Hydrangea is a beautiful and showy autumn-winter plant, very easy to cultivate.

In fact, it easily adapts to any type of soil and stands very low temperatures, even under the 5 degrees below zero.

Like the heather, hydrangea prefers a shaded exposure, away from direct sunlight, especially in the hottest hours of the day.

Scientifically speaking, the most colourful and showy part of hydrangea is not a flower, but an inflorescence, that is a group of many small flowers. 

Depending on the variety and the soil on which it grows, hydrangea can be of different colors: white, pink, red, but also blue and purple.


The dahlia begins its flowering in full summer and continues lushing until late autumn.

It has highly ornamental characteristics: thanks to its intense scent and bright colors, it is one of the most loved plants for autumn floral arrangements.

Its flowers vary in the different shades of white, yellow, orange, red, but also fuchsia and violet and polychrome shades, and are very resistant even after being cut.

It includes many varieties of very different sizes.

The smallest ones, of about 20-30 cm, adapt very well to the cultivation in pot and for this they are much utilized on balconies, terraces and in the indoor spaces.

Instead, the tallest can be over 2 meters high.


The crocus is a spontaneous plant rather diffused in the cool and temperate climates, and lends itself very easily to the cultivation in pot as well as in the garden.

Depending on the variety, its period of maximum activity goes from the first cold of autumn to the end of winter, while it comes to rest during the summer, due to the high temperatures.

The crocus is one of the most loved ornamental plants and admired for the elegance of the soft petals of its flowers, usually of violet colour.

Moreover, it is very popular also because from one of its best known varieties, the Crocus Sativus, is obtained a very precious and sought-after spice: saffron.