Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus: these are the spring bloomers everyone knows. But there are hundreds of other, lesser-known beauties to plant in fall. Some are small and delicate, others tall and ungainly. All are fabulous. Wait till you see them!

They range from colorful accent bulbs suited to sparse rock gardens to bulbs that excel, when planted en masse, as great seas of naturalized color in gardens, lawns or woodland settings.

Many naturalize to come back year after year in peak form, often spreading.

Most are unappealing to deer, squirrels and other pests.

All deserve a closer look by gardeners who want to add “something different” to their fall plantings of spring color!