Dahlias bloom from late summer until the first frosts. Their vibrant colours and variety of shapes can be found in many gardens.
Autumn Colchicums appear from August to October, and give a bluish hue to flowerbeds. They're commonly called 'naked ladies' because they can appear without foliage.
The Japanese maple tree gives a pop of true red colour to gardens at this time of year and can create some peaceful shaded areas in the afternoon autumn sun.
Autumn asters produce masses of long lasting, daisy-like flowers and are a great perennial plant for a sunny mixed border, as well an important source of nectar for insects in autumn.
The magenta pink that nerines bring to gardens is enough to brighten any cold autumn morning — these are long-lasting autumn blooms.