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:

  • Bulbs - We have a variety of bulbs Available Now, including: Dutch Iris, Freesia, Hyacinth, Narcissus (Daffodils & Paper Whites), and Tulips
  • Bougainvillea - Available now
  • Camellias - Available early October
  • Christmas Cactus - Arriving mid-October
  • Chrysanthemums - Florist Mums will be arriving early-mid October, while Garden Mums will be arriving the last week of October
  • Cyclamen - Arriving last week of September
  • Geraniums - We have a beautiful assortment available now
  • Hibiscus - Available now
  • Hydrangeas - Hydrangeas are also difficult to grow in the Metro Phoenix Area. However, we have some alternatives you're certain to enjoy!
  • Jasmine - Available now
  • Lantana - Available now
  • Lavender - 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...
  • Petunias - We have a fabulous selection available now
  • Roses and LavenderRoses - Arriving late September/early October
  • Other Fall Flowers:
    • Available Now: Calibrachoa, Salvia, Snapdragons, Tecoma and Lobelia
    • Available Mid-September: Alyssum
    • Available Late-October: Pansies, Stock & Violas

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



Available Now

Add pops of gorgeous vibrant color to any landscape by using Bougainvillea as a barrier or privacy screen, to control erosion, as an espalier, in containers and much more! Available in a wide range of colors—hot pink, gold, yellow, magenta red, rose pink, dark purple-red, reddish-orange and more...

Some favorite Valley varieties, include:

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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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.

Outstanding colorful varieties include:

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.



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

Valley-loving hibiscus varieties:

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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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.



We offer a number of beautiful, fragrant jasmine varieites that grow well in the Metro Phoenix Area.

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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 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 favorites include:

Spanish Lavender - Lavandula stoechas (b), French Lavender - Lavandula dentata (c), and Fernleaf Lavender - Lavandula multifida (a).

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

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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 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 Late September / Early October


Did you know? Autumn is the best time to plant roses in The Valley of the Sun!

Click the button below to:

  • Explore roses by landscape use
  • Explore roses by color
  • Learn about different types of roses
  • Plus, get 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.

Other Fall Flowers

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.

Other Fall-Blooming Favorites:

  • Available Now: Calibrachoa (a), Lobelia (b) Salvia (c), Snapdragons (d) and Tecoma (e)
  • Available Mid-September: Alyssum
  • Available Late-October: Pansies, Stock & Violas
Additional Fall Flowers

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

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