Summer Hyacinths (Galtonia candicans)
Bloom July to September
Features long spikes of fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers amidst dark green foliage, making this plant particularly beautiful in a late summer garden. Flourishes in well-drained soil with some sun protection at midday.
Rain Lilies (Zephyranthes species)
Bloom in Summer & Fall
Often blooming a few days after a rainstorm, these delicate white or pink flowers reach heights of 6 to 9 inches and grow best in moist, well-drained garden soil in partial shade. Plant bulbs in fall or winter about an inch deep and at least 3 inches apart.
Fall Blooming Crocus (Crocus species)
Bloom Mid to Late Fall
Depending on species, these beautiful flowers can be lavender, blue, white, or even rosy lilac with orange/red threads as with the saffron crocus. If grown in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade, plants will grow 5 to 6 inches in height.
Peacock Orchids (Acidanthera bicolor)
Bloom July to August
These deliciously-scented blossoms are white with a rich deep purple center and are shaped like a gladiolus. Reaching heights of 2 to 3 feet, Peacock Orchids flourish in full sun to partial shade. To protect the plant, be sure to mulch well in the winter.
Surprise Lilies (Lycoris species)
Bloom Mid to Late Summer
Depending on the species, Surprise Lilies have large clusters of spidery lavender/pink or orange/red flowers. A unique feature of this lovely plant is that there are no leaves present during bloom.
Bloom From Midsummer Until Frost
Variety of shapes & colors available! Dahlias grow best in full sun and rich, well-drained soil. Space large-flowering dahlias 3-4 feet apart and smaller dahlias 2 feet apart. Ample water and fertilization will keep your plants actively growing. To produce strong, thicker plants, pinch out the tips of the main stems three weeks after planting.