Flowers in season in November in California include several aster/daisy choices and others. These November flowers are late season bloomers and continue through the fall. California flowers for the November season can include any of these typical gardener’s favorites.
Mexican zinnia (Zonnia haageana) is from the aster/daisy family. It is a drought tolerant annual that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It is also known as orange zinnia or narrow-leaved zinnia. Leaves are 2 to 3 inches in length. Flowers are 1 ½ inches wide and orange. The entire plant gets 2 feet in height and 1 foot in width. Grow in full sun. Propagate via seed.
Red amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) is from the amaranth family. It is an annual that is also known as tampala or Chinese spinach. Depending on cultivar it can get 2 feet to 5 feet high with different colors of leaves and flowers. Grow in full sun in well drained soil. Propagate via seed.
Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) is from the aster/daisy family. It is a fast and easy to grow annual that is also known as Mexican aster. Leaves are feathery and 10 inches long. Flowers are 2 to 3 inches wide and red, white, purple, and pink. It will vary between 1 and 7 feet in height. Grow in well drained soil in bright sun. It needs good moisture and won’t tolerate drought conditions. Propagate from seed.
Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is from the aster/daisy family. It is a butterfly attracting perennial that is also known as milfoil, soldier’s friend, and sneezewort. Stems are 1 to 3 feet in height with daisy like flowers in clusters 2 to 3 inches wide. There are various species that will vary the sizes and colors. Grow in full sun with well drained soil. Propagate via seed or division.
Gerber daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) is from the aster/daisy family. It is an easy to grow perennial that is also known as the African daisy, Barberton daisy, or Transvaal daisy. Flowers are 2 ½ to 4 inches wide in a ride range of colors. Leaves are 8 to 10 inches long. Grow in well drained sandy or loamy soil in full sun or light shade. Propagate via clump division or by seed.