Lamb's Ears:Meadow sage produces wonderful clusters of violet-blue flowers from midsummer to early fall. These flowers are loved by butterflies and hummingbirds and are great cut flowers. Name: Salvia 'May Night' Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 28 inches tall Zones: 5-9
Bishop’s Weed The most famous aspect of bishop’s weed is how fast it grows. Unless it’s in a contained space, this ground cover will spread rapidly. It can be planted in large or small spaces and adds a nice calming color to your yard.
Plants That Beat the Summer Heat | Verbena...The numerous selections of this flower are some of the garden’s most colorful, useful, and easy-to-grow plants. They bloom in late spring, thrive in heat, and tolerate drought. by britt13
'Blueberry Sundae' Baptisia (False Indigo). Late-spring and early-summer bloomer. The new-in-2012 Decadence series. Blueberry-blue flowers accented with ice-cream-yellow middles. Compact growth habit is perfect for small spaces. Try it in the back of a border. Full sun to partial sun. 3 x 3 ft. Zones 4-9. Perennial.
Lavender Mounding evergreen shrub with silvery-gray needlelike leaves and spikes of erect, lavender-purple or white flowers in summer; grows 2 to 3 feet tall; prefers full sun, well-drained soil; hardy to -10 degrees or -20 degrees F; USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 8. Drought resistant.
Catnip is said to be 10 times more effective than DEET in repelling mosquitoes. Citronella, or West Indian lemongrass, is a tall plant and the source for citronella oil. Cascading Geranium, another bug repelling plant, will cascade over its pot and add a delicate floral scent to your potagerie.
Baptisa-Also called false indigo for the rich blue shade of its flowers, this hardy perennial fills the spring garden with elegant spires of pealike blooms. It withstands drought -- and deer, rabbits, and other critters leave it alone. The bluish-green foliage looks great all summer long, and the charcoal-black seedpods create fun contrast in
This flower offers colorful clusters of red, pink, lavender, violet, or white. More perennials for cutting: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/the-best-perennials-for-cutting/?socsrc=bhgpin072513beebalm=14