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17 best plants for cool-season color

Brighten gray, drizzly days with the West's best cool-season flowers

Easy winter color
Photo: Kimberley Burch

Great plants for fall and winter color

Cool-season flowers bring a splash of color to your garden right when you need it most.

Where freezes are infrequent, you can plant cheery pansies (pictured), snapdragons, English daisies, and more from early fall through late winter. They'll overwinter, filling your borders, containers, and pocket gardens with months of flower power.

In cold climates, plants will die off in winter but can be planted again in spring.

Look for sturdy plants with good leaf color in six-packs and 4-inch containers. Click ahead for some of our favorite picks for the cool season.


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