LANTANA: No fuss, no muss, always flowering, different colors, soooo pretty, and reminds me of my grandmother's garden. ................................... Bandana™ series plants are very well-branched with a nice, uniform, mounding habit and offer significantly larger flowers than traditional Lantana varieties. These early flowering varieties come in a range of eye-catching colors. They grow 20-26" tall and 24-32" wide. Flowers begin yellow, maturing to a soft pink. Lantana makes a nice groundcover for very hot, dry areas with poor soil conditions. They bloom all summer long
Crabapple. Zones 3-8. Add spring flair to your landscape with crabapples. There's a wonderful array available that bears flowers in shades of white, pink, and red; has weeping, rounded, or columnar habits; and produces orange, gold, red, or burgundy fruits. Many varieties offer exceptional fall color and great disease resistance as well.
Top 20 Perennials for Your Garden Russian Sage Suited to larger gardens, this 3-foot-wide by 5-foot-tall perennial creates clouds of blue flowers in late summer. Russian sage likes sun, and is tolerant of drought and heat. Plant it at the back of the bed and give it room to grow.
The perfect solution for small-space gardeners, 'Little Annie' coneflower is the tiniest variety we've ever seen! It features 2- to 3-inch-wide flowers on strong stems over 12-inch-tall plants. As you would expect from a coneflower, it blooms for months, attracts butterflies, and holds up to heat and drought.
Lazy Gardener? try carefree Coreopsis - tolerant from zones 3 through 11. Commonly called tickseed, this relative of the sunflower prospers in dry, sunny locations w/ poor soil, making it ideal for problem areas in the garden & an ideal centerpiece in containers surrounded by shorter trailing flowers.