Fall Flowers

Fabulous Fall Flowers at SummerWinds!

Stop by your local SummerWinds Nursery to peruse these beautiful plants

In the Valley of the Sun, fall flowers can be a magnificent addition to your garden or home! Throughout the season, we'll have a wide variety of fall flowers to choose from—available as indicated below, while supplies last:

  • Roses and LavenderRoses- Available again end of February (and in limited quantities)
  • Hibiscus - Available again in the spring
  • Bougainvillea - Available again in the spring
  • Jasmine - Available now
  • Peonies - Weather in the Valley of the Sun makes it difficult to successfully grow peonies but we love them too! Looking for some alternatives to peonies? We have some great ideas to choose from...
  • Lantana - Available again in the spring
  • Tulips - Available again NEXT fall... As an alternative, stocks and snapdragons are available for some spring-blooming color!
  • Hydrangeas - Hydrangeas are also difficult to grow in the Metro Phoenix Area. However, we have some alternatives you're certain to enjoy!
  • Geraniums - We have an beautiful assortment available now
  • Lavender - Available now
  • Petunias- We have a fabulous selection available now
  • Companion Plants- Looking for even more? We have a wide selection of plants that complement those listed above, including: salvia, snapdragons and more...

Keep reading for details about the fabulous fall flowers available at your local SummerWinds Nursery.



Available again late February in Limited Quantities

While fall is the best time to plant roses in The Valley of the Sun, we will also have a limited quantity of roses to choose from in store this February. So go ahead and explore what type of grandiflora or floribunda roses you may want to plant in your garden landscape!

Click the button below to:

  • Explore roses by landscape use
  • Explore roses by color
  • Learn about different types of roses
  • Plus, some recommendations for growing spectacular rose blooms...
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To learn about companion plants that grow well with roses, read out blog, How to Grow Roses and Companion Plants Together: What You Need to Know.



Available again in the spring

Hibiscus plants are an Arizona favorite and for good reason!  They can add a splash of color to your garden year-round.  Available as a tree or a shrub, hibiscus comes in a wide range of colors, sizes and blooms.

Click the button below to learn more about these hibiscus varieties that grow well in the Valley, and more:

Brilliant Hibiscus/San Diego Red Hot Hibiscus, 'C'est Bon' Hibiscus, Cherie Hibiscus, Crown of Bohemia Hibiscus, 'Erin Rachel' Hibiscus, Fiesta Hibiscus, Fullmoon® Hibiscus, Hula Girl Hibiscus, Red Darling® Hibiscus and Red Dragon® Hibiscus.

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Available again in the spring

Add pops of gorgeous vibrant color to any landscape with Bougainvillea. Bougainvillea can be used as a barrier or privacy screen, to control erosion, as an espalier, in containers and more...

Bougainvillea is available in a wide range of colors—hot pink, gold, yellow, magenta red, rose pink, dark purple-red, reddish-orange and more...

Click the button below to explore care recommendations and some favorite Valley varieties, such as:

Camarillo Fiesta™ Bougainvillea, Gold Rush™ Bougainvillea, Barbara Karst Bougainvillea, Texas Dawn™ Bougainvillea, Don Mario® Bougainvillea, James Walker Bougainvillea, Scarlett O'Hara Bougainvillea, Sharon Wesley Bougainvillea and more...

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Jasmine can be a wonderfully fragrant addition to your garden. Below are some of our favorite varieties for growing in the Metro Phoenix Area:

  • Arabian Jasmine

    Arabian Jasmine

    (Jasminum sambac) - (a) One of the best "True" Jasmines, lush foliage and vine-like growth offers intensely fragrant, small white flowers that open at night and close in the morning. This is the variety that Jasmine tea is made from. Blooms fade to pink as they age. Enjoys partial to full sun. Prefers regular watering to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often. Blooms summer into fall; year-round in warm climates. Fast growing to 6 to 8 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide with support. Wonderful as a border, in containers, as an espalier, in mass plantings and in Urban Gardens.

    Source: https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/2978/arabian-jasmine/

    Available year-round.

  • Grand Duke Arabian Jasmine

    Grand Duke Arabian Jasmine

    (Jasminum sambac 'Grand Duke') - (b) Button-like double flowers boast wonderfully fragrant clusters of creamy-white blooms often used in Hawaiian leis. Enjoys partial to full sun. Prefers regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Blooms spring through summer. Slow growing to 6 to 10 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide. Wonderful in containers, as an espalier or in an Urban Garden.

    Source: https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1589/grand-duke-arabian-jasmine/

    Available year-round.

  • Summer Soul Arabian Jasmine

    Summer Soul® Arabian Jasmine

    (Jasminum sambac 'Monhariklia' Plant Patent #27,171) - (c) Fragrance will fill the garden from large, highly-scented, fully double-flower blooms. Has a compact form with glossy evergreen foliage. Enjoys full to partial sun. Prefers evenly moist soil and regular watering - weekly, or more often. Quick grower to 6 to 8 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide. Easy to care for. Blooms spring and summer. Wonderful in containers, mass plantings, as a hedge, border or houseplant.


    Available year-round.

  • Asian Star Jasmine

    Asian Star Jasmine

    (Trachelospermum asiaticum) - (d) This vigorous twining or sprawling vine boasts fragrant, small, creamy-yellow blooms. Enjoys partial to full sun and blooms in summer. Prefers regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. As a groundcover - 1 to 2 feet high, spreading to 10 to 12 feet. Easy to care for and wonderful as groundcover, border, in a container, as an espalier, in mass planting and more...

    Source: https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/2058/asian-star-jasmine/

    Usually in-store, call your local SummerWinds Nursery for availability.

  • Star Jasmine

    Star Jasmine

    (Trachelospermum jasminoides) - (e) Prized for its very fragrant, star-shaped, white flowers. Wonderful for positioning near a patio, terrace or entry for its enjoyable fragrance. Enjoys partial to full sun. Prefers regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers. Twining stems reach 18 to 20 feet tall; trails 1 to 2 feet tall as a groundcover. Blooms spring into summer. Also great as an espalier. Fire Wise.

    Source: https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/2061/star-jasmine/

    Available year-round.

  • Pink Jasmine

    Pink Jasmine

    (Jasminum polyanthum) - (f) This fast-growing evergreen is cherished for its magnificent display of intensely fragrant pinkish-white blooms. Enjoys full sun and flowers spring through early summer. Prefers regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Strong-growing to 20 ft. Wonderful climbing over trellis or arbor, as a groundcover or in containers.

    Source: https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1586/pink-jasmine/

    Available in-store during the months of January and February or by special order.

Peonies - Alternatives


Although it is difficult to grow peonies in the Valley, we have some beautiful alternatives that grow well in the Metro Phoenix Area, including those listed below.

Alternatives to Growing Peonies

  • Available in the summer - Lisianthus (shown above 'a')
  • Available in the fall - Dahlias (shown above 'b' and available in Sept.), Flowering Tulip (shown above 'c' and available mid-Sept.), Ranunculus (shown above 'd' and available mid-Sept.); Roses (shown above 'e' and available mid-Sept.); and Camellias (shown above 'f' and available in a wide variety in October). Read our blog, Something About Camellias, to learn more.

Stop by your local SummerWinds Nursery and speak with one of our Trusted Garden Advisors, to explore options perfect for your garden.



Available again in the spring

Lantana (Shrub verbenas is a colorful, firewise, prolific spring and summer bloomer. Fall is the perfect time to plant lantana in containers, borders or as mass plantings. This drought-tolerant plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Available in red, oranges, pinks, purples, yellows and whites.



Available again NEXT fall...  Looking for spring-blooming alternatives?  We suggest stocks and snapdragons!

Tulip bulbs are best planted in the fall for a wide range of beautiful spring blooms.

Hydrangea Alternatives


Wish you could grow hydrangeas in the Valley? We feel your pain! How about considering Cape Plumbago (shown above 'a') or Viburnum (shown above 'b') as an alternative? They have elegant blooms and can be successfully grown in the Valley of the Sun. Speak with one of our Trusted Garden Advisors, to learn more.



Available now

Easy to care for, petunias are a great way to add color and texture to your garden. These drought-tolerant blooms prefer light, well-drained soil and full sun. Available in grandiflora (large flowers great for hanging baskets) and multiflora (more numerous, smaller flowers— ideal for garden beds and borders). Petunias are available in pink, purple, red, white and yellow.

 Source: https://www.almanac.com/plant/petunias



Available now

Geraniums are as easy to care for as they are beautiful!  Enjoy them in your container gardens, on your front porch, patio or balcony, or plant them in your landscape along borders or in garden beds.

Geranium care: Geraniums prefer fertile, well-drained soil that contains plenty of organic matter. Let the soil dry slightly between waterings. Geraniums don't like to be over fertilized but they do enjoy morning sun with light afternoon shade. Cut away faded flowers regularly to keep the plants blooming and enjoy their gorgeous color from late summer through fall.

At SummerWinds, we have an outstanding variety of colors to choose from including:

Bubble Gum, Pumpkin, Cherry, Purple, Dark Red, Raspberry, Flame, Red, Lavender Blue, Salmon, Magenta, Sunrise Orange, Pearl, Violet, Pink Sizzle, White and Plum.

Read our blog, Growing Gorgeous Geraniums, to learn how to best care for geraniums in four easy steps.



Available Now 

At SummerWinds Nursery, we have both ornamental and edible lavender varieties.

Lavender is colorful, fragrant and has a great texture. Lavender is beautiful in both containers and your garden landscape. It's drought, deer and rabbit resistant, making it an easy to care for, often perennial, garden option. There are numerous varieties of lavender to choose from and many are edible.

Some of our favorite lavender varieties, often used for ornamental applications include:

Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas), French Lavender (Lavandula dentata), and Fernleaf Lavender (Lavandula multifida).

To learn about some of our favorite culinary lavenders, click the button below.

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Additional Fall Flowers

Companion Plants

There are so many beautiful fall flowers... To explore our selection of high-quality plants and learn more, speak with one of our Trusted Garden Advisors at your local SummerWinds Nursery.

Some other fall favorites include: (a) salvia, (b) tecoma, (c) double bacaopa, (d) snapdragons, (e) calibrachoa and more—available seasonally while supplies last...

Want Even More? Read out blog, Engaging the Senses - How to Create the Perfect Patio.

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