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Coneflowers grow best in full sun, but will tolerate some light shade. They bloom from early summer to fall and are attractive to birds and butterflies.
'Pumila' Astilbe A compact variety perfect for small spaces, 'Pumila' also offers great flower power. The fragrant pink blooms make it a garden superstar. Plus it's deer resistant! Name: Astilbe 'Pumila' Growing Conditions: Part sun to shade and well-drained soil Size: 12 inches tall Zones: 4-8
Meadow Sage - violet-blue flowers from midsummer to early fall - loved by butterflies and hummingbirds and are great cut flowers - up to 28 inches tall ...for front of garden?
Bellflower- best plants for cottage gardens... This tough perennial produces spikes of white or blue blooms in early and midsummer. Like most cottage garden plants, the flowers are great for cutting. Name: Campanula percisifolia Growing conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil Height: To 3 feet tall Zones: 3-8, depending on variety More on Growing Bellflower
Bush Sage Salvia is an all-around great plant. It's very tough, grows well in a range of conditions, produces beautiful flowers, and attracts hummingbirds. What's not to love? 'Raspberry Delight' offers gorgeous raspberry-red flowers over a long season: From late spring to early fall. Name: Salvia 'Raspberry Delight' Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet tall Zones: 6-10