15 Gorgeous Plants for Summer and Fall

These blossoming bulbs have a high ratio of flower to foliage, perfect for summer and fall color.
From: DK Books - Learn to Garden

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Fall Crocus

The small, white flowers of the fall crocusappear in fall before the leaves. Corms can be planted in grass.

Dahlia

The 'Arabian Night' dahlia is a large, dramatic, double red flower that blooms from early summer.

English Iris

The English iris is a midsized, narrow-leaved iris with flowers in blue, violet or white.

Roscoea

The Roscoea likes places that other flowers may not. Pick a shady, damp spot for this tuber and it will flower all summer.

Madonna Lily

Sweetly scented, the Madonna lily offers pure white flowers in midsummer.

Nodding Onion

The nodding onion is a decorative flower with stiff, upright stems that support small, drooping, deep pink, bell-shaped flowers.

Tiger Flower

This exotic flower is short-lived and needs full sun. Lift out bulbs in the winter.

Black Sarana, Chocolate Lily

Despite its name, the chocolate lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis) has a notoriously unpleasant odor. The dark purple flowers appear in early summer.

Begonia

This begonia has large, yellow flowers with pink, frilled margins. Lift out the tubers in fall before the frost.

Galtonia

The arching stems of the galtonia support nodding, green and white flowers in late summer.

Nerine

The nerine provides small, lilylike flowers in bright pink in the fall, when most other colorful blooms are fading.

Squill

The squill (Scilla peruviana ‘Alba’) provides tight, conical clusters of small, star-shaped, white flowers in early summer.

Canna

The brilliant canna 'Endeavour' grows from rhizomes. These iris-like flowers bloom from midsummer to early fall.

Cyclamen

Cyclamen tubers are a great option for growing under trees. Pink flowers appear in mid and late fall.

Lily

This lily flowers in late summer. Its deep orange blooms are spotted with black markings.

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