What Flower Seeds to Sow in Fall in Georgia

Georgia's fall season is very mild. USDA Hardiness zone maps show Georgia to incorporate zones 7a to 8b. Flower seeds to sow in fall in Georgia will typically start to root before the first freeze. Choices for flowers for the fall season seed sowing can include any of the following for the state of Georgia.

Mistflower

Mistflower is the common name for Conoclinium coelestinum, a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae, or aster/daisy, family. It is a perennial that attracts butterflies. It has leaves that are 1 to 3 inches long with flowerheads 2 to 4 inches wide. They are disk flowers in a range of blue, purple, pink, and red colors. Plant a mistflower in full sun or partial shade with regular watering. Propagate via autumn seed sowing or by spring by division of clumps and rhizomes.

California Poppy

California Poppy is the common name for Eschscholzia californica, a member of the Papaveraceae, or poppy, family. It is an easy to grow annual. Red, yellow, or orange flowers are 2 to 3 inches wide with fernlike leaves 6 to 8 inches long. The plant gets up to 12 inches tall. Plant a California poppy in full sun in well drained soil. Propagate via fall or spring seed sowing.

Rose Campion

Rose Campion is the common name for Lychnis coronaria, a member of the Caryophyllaceae, or pink, family. It is a drought tolerant perennial. It will get 2 to 3 feet tall with 4 to 6 inch long leaves. Flowers are pink, white, or purple, or a range of those shades. Plant a rose campion in dry soil in full sun or partial shade with regular watering. Propagate via seed sowing in fall.

Foxglove

Foxglove is the common name for Digitalis purpurea, a member of the Scrophulariaceae, or figwort, family. It has dark green or wooly white leaves that can get 5 to 10 inches long. Flowers are on stalks 3 to 5 feet tall and have tubular blooms in pink, white, yellow, purple, or lavender. Plant a foxglove in moist acidic soil in partial shade with regular watering. Propagate via seed in late summer or in fall. It may self sow.

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Tina Samuels has been a full-time freelance writer for more than 10 years, concentrating on health and gardening topics, and a writer for 20 years. She has written for "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living," and "Mature Years," as well as online content. She has one book, “A Georgia Native Plant Guide,” offered through Mercer University; others are in development.