Blazing star liatris (Liatris spicata Floristan) Common Names: Blazing Star, Liatris, Gay Feather. Zone: Full to Partial Sun HT: inches (tall). Blooms Early Summer-Late Fall Excellent cut flowers, attracts butterflys and hummingbirds, deer resistant.
Leonotis leonurus (Lion's Ear) - tropical plant to zone 9 or 10 - however if grown in a container, "mother' plants may be wintered indoors, like a Fuchsia, and cuttings taken in late winter will root in a few weeks time.
Scabiosa anthemifolia Just THE BEST dry garden habitat plant, this tough but beautiful perennial Scabiosa thrills the butterflies and bees with a looong season (Spring thru Fall!) of fluffy, lavender blooms perfect for cutting!