The down side of planting bulbs in the fall: having to wait till the following spring to see the flowers. With these plants, however, you get flowers in just three weeks.
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Most bulbs that are planted in the fall are the spring-blooming types — daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, to name just a few. But there are at least two beautiful exceptions to that rule:
Autumn-blooming crocus (Crocus speciosus). Similar to the spring-blooming type, this crocus comes in white, pink, yellow or purple. Plant these bulb-like corms so the tip is about two inches below the soil surface.
The name "rain lilies" comes from their tendency to send up flushes of flowers a few days after a soaking rain.