What to Plant Next to Chrysanthemums? 10 Flower Ideas for Your Fall Exterior

by Kremy

Where to plant chrysanthemums? Which flowers to combine in a flowerpot? What to plant next to Chrysanthemums? Discover our 10 ideas for floral arrangements to brighten up your exterior in fall.

What to Plant Next to Chrysanthemums?

what to plant next to chrysanthemums 10 flowers ideas for your fall exterior

Chrysanthemums are essential fall flowers and their beauty cannot leave us indifferent. With their abundant, brightly colored blooms, they are a perfect plant for gardens, fall planters and window boxes. So take a tour around the gardens and nurseries, and choose your favorite color. Then combine the chrysanthemum with other plants to create magnificent flowerbeds. This is the ultimate fall decoration for your outdoor space. And if you’re short of ideas, take a look at the arrangements we’ve selected for you. Remember that before you start you need to choose a sunny location and prepare the soil by clearing it of weeds and then add compost or fertilizer.

What Flowers to Combine in Outdoor Pots and Planters?

fall planters ideas outdoor decoration


If you have stairs, the best way to decorate them in fall is to place a few flower pots there. Place one per step to create groups at different levels. You will add dimension to your decoration without investing a lot of money. Here are the plants used for these floral arrangements:

  • Yellow, orange and red chrysanthemums
  • Ornamental pepper
  • Ornamental cabbages
  • Petunias
  • Purple Fountain Grass (Rubrum)

outdoor fall decoration flower arrangements in pots

Here is another flower arrangement idea with chrysanthemums. When planting them, make sure there is enough space for the plants to grow, even if you find the arrangement a little sparse. They also need it for good ventilation which will protect the plants from rot.

  • Chrysanthemum ‘Lollipop’
  • Yellow fall chrysanthemum
  • Daisy
  • Ornamental pepper
  • Ornamental cabbages
  • Pansies
  • Ornamental grasses

diy outdoor fall decoration with flowers and pumpkins

Here is an original idea with plants that you might never have thought of combining in a pot. They are perfect for hanging baskets, planters, etc.:

  • Chrysanthemum ‘Point Pelee’
  • Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)
  • Sedum
  • Ornamental sweet potato

planting chrysanthemums in a pot with vegetables pampas grass outdor fall decorating ideas

Planting flowers and vegetables together in a pot? Yes why not? This idea is also great because it shows how to reuse old trash cans. You literally give them new life with these amazing and colorful fall arrangements.

  • Chrysanthemum Spicy Cheryl Orange
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Swiss chard
  • Maiden grass
  • Dried pampas grass
  • Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

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In this container you can see a very dynamic combination of flowers in all color ranges. Who wouldn’t love fall with this eye-catching palette:

  • Sedum
  • Ornamental cabbage
  • Ornamental pepper
  • Mexican sage
  • Yellow chrysanthemums
  • Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

outdoor fall decoration with mums and pumpkins

What to Plant Next to Chrysanthemums in the Garden?

what to plant next to chrysanthemums in the garden

When it comes to the garden, you have a lot more space, especially after clearing it from summer crops. So take some Chrysanthemums in your favorite colors and plant them in such a way as to create a beautiful contrast between them. If you want to make your exterior look more elegant and romantic, opt for different shades of purple. In the photo above you also see a begonia, planted next to the chrysanthemums.

Also read: When & How to Prune Chrysanthemums in Ground & in Pots?

what to plant next to chrysanthemums

Here is a blanket of color along a driveway. Clean and well arranged, it is made up of 3 different decorative plants in contrasting colors: orange chrysanthemums, Russian sage and oval-leaved privet.

outdoor fall decorating ideas with mums flowers and pumpkins

Our last idea combines chrysanthemums, marigolds, decorative cabbages and white Scaevola. Their beauty is even more enhanced by pumpkins of different varieties and colors. What could be more thematic for fall?

Also read: Hardy Perennial Plants for Outdoor Pots That Will Survive Winter


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