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Echinacea 'Butterfly Kisses'. Butterfly magnet. Via Better Homes & Gardens.
For a pretty plant that deer and rabbits won't bother, try Lungwort. More shade perennials: www.bhg.com/...
Monkshood Shade (Aconitum) is worth a place in the garden because it blooms in late summer, when most other shade bloomers have finished. Named for its drooping blue flowers that resemble the hood on a monk's robe, this lovely flower is an easy, under-used plant. It grows best in Zones 3-7 and grows up to 6 feet tall. Top Picks: 'Bressingham Spire' offers violet-blue flowers on 3-foot-tall plants; 'Stainless Steel' offers steel-blue flowers on 4-foot-tall plants.
'Butterfly Blue' scabiosa flowers from mid-spring to fall, making it one of the longest-blooming perennials you can find. It's perfect in the front of the border -- and be sure to include it in your butterfly garden. Size: To 15 inches tall and wide Zones: 3-8
Rozanne Perennial Geranium 'Rozanne' gives you big flower power: It starts blooming in June and the show of sky blue flowers continues nonstop all the way to frost. This perennial makes a bold statement as it weaves through the garden. Name: Geranium 'Rozanne' Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide Zones: 4-8
Endless Summer Hydrangea