Some perennial autumn-blooming flowers in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones four through nine are rudbeckias, asters and chrysanthemums. Calendulas and bachelor’s buttons are annuals that bloom in the fall.
Nurseries recommend sowing seed for fall annuals in late summer. Pansies, violas, cosmos and salvias flower before freezing winters arrive. In addition, most roses continue blooming until cold temperatures come. In milder climates, snapdragons, allysums and carnations bloom from autumn through winter. Among Sunset.com’s top picks for autumn-blooming flowers are winter jasmine, stocks, snapdragons and Iceland poppies. Many summer flowers, such as cosmos, sunflowers, zinnias and roses, continue to bloom into the fall.