Fall Favorites Window Box

Mums and kale make for perfect late-season partners in a colorful end-of-the-season window box display. Use our bold color combination or create your own.

Paint a 28-inch-long window box and add frost-tolerant mums and flowering kale for bold color all the way to season's end. We used two types of flowering kale to contrast the warm-toned mums in this arrangement. Keep this autumnal window box in a sunny spot for the longest life.

A: Flowering kale (Brassica oleracea 'Red Sunset') — 2

B: Chrysanthemum 'Beth Violet' — 1

C: Chrysanthemum 'Anna Yellow' — 2

D: Flowering kale (Brassica oleracea 'Redbor') — 1

A: 'Red Sunset' Flowering Kale

Flowering kale's leaves come with beautiful variegations in pinks, purples, and reds that blend beautifully with changing autumn foliage. 'Red Sunset' is a compact variety with a bright red center and dark green outer leaves. Plant flowering kale in mid-fall—too hot of temperatures can fade the leaves' color.

B: 'Beth Violet' Chrysanthemum

Planted for their spectacular flowers that come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, mums are the perfect fall-blooming plant. These showy plants bloom in late summer and continue into the fall, creating dense mats of color. 'Beth Violet' features dense, fuchsia blooms.

C: 'Anna Yellow' Chrysanthemum

With almost every color of the rainbow available, chrysanthemums can enhance any garden or container. Mum bloom shapes and sizes are quite spectacular, with a wide range of sizes including the common small cushion mum to the giant spider mums. 'Anna Yellow' features yellow blooms with yellow centers.

D: 'Redbor' Flowering Kale

Flowering kale is one of the few plants available to add a fresh burst of color and life to the fall landscape. Brassica 'Redbor' offers ruffled leaves in a rich, dark purple shade that mixes well with just about everything. In this arrangement, the deep, subdued color of the foliage makes the bright mums pop.

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