fall, container plant, ideas, lawn care, advice, flowers, marigolds, mums, snapdragons, ornamental grass, northwest arkansasFall is a great time to experiment with container gardens. You can easily move them around to change the look of an area, yard, landscaping, or porch. Here are some of the best fall container plant ideas to add color and life to your home’s exterior. 

Fall Container Plant Ideas


Colorful mums and fall go together like peanut butter and jelly. Mums are super easy to grow in containers, and they grow in almost any climate. Perennial and annual mums are available. 

Dwarf Ornamental Grass

Add texture and drama to your container gardens by adding dwarf ornamental grasses. Grasses add much-needed height to your containers. If you aren’t adding them already, you should start! 


Goldenrod is a colorful plant that grows well in containers. It’s a perfect addition to ferns and other ornamental grasses. They blossom in late summer to fall and do best in areas with ample morning sunlight. 


Have a little fun with your fall container plant garden by adding snapdragons. These fall favorites look just like candy corn. They prefer full sun, but you can move them around to catch the best light in a container. 


Marigolds are a stunning fall annual that’s easy to grow and blooms brightly throughout the season. They come in a wide variety of colors and are very low maintenance. 

Lamb’s Ear

Large-leafed lamb’s ear is a great fall container plant. Easy to care for, it’s drought tolerant and low maintenance. The lamb’s ear is excellent as a stand-alone or mixed in with other fall favorites. 


Pansies are undoubtedly the best container flowers. They are super easy to grow, bloom year-round, and grow well in moderate and warm climates. 

Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Pair Coral Bells with other fall plants for a fabulous fall container garden display. They are happy in the shade but tolerate the sun in cool climates. Heuchera provides year-round foliage for your container garden.  

Flowering Cabbage

Flowering cabbage keeps a low profile, which makes it an excellent centerpiece on a low step. And, as the weather gets colder and colder, the flowering cabbage shows off its deep colors.  

We’ve only scratched the surface with all the magnificent fall container plant ideas. Fall has such an array of beautiful plants and flowers to make your home shine. What are some of your favorites? 

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