Some of my favorite flowers only bloom in springtime, and only once during that time.
|Amaryllis, Hippeastrum hybrid|
|Nun's Orchid, Phaius tankervilliae|
|Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus africanus|
Even though the flowers belong to a particular season, the long strappy leaves on these plants make a nice addition to the garden through other seasons. With the exception of the amaryllis, which goes dormant and doesn't appear again until late winter, the foliage holds its place in the garden. Then, in spring, the bloom scapes rise and their long lasting flowers burst forth reliably each year.