Foxglove [Digitalis]favorite flower of honey-bees, is almost entirely developed by the visits of the bee. For that reason, its tall and stately spikes of flowers are at their best in those sunny, midsummer days .. a favourite with bees and is much visited by other smaller insects, who may be seen taking refuge from cold and wet in its drooping blossoms on chilly evenings, yet no animals will browse upon the plant, perhaps instinctively recognizing its poisonous character.
Foxtail Agave - Agave attenuata variegata offers colorful variegated foliage with leaves boldly patterned in yellow. It's slower growing than the plain-green form and can reach 4 feet tall and wide. Zones 9-11.
Agave attenuata (fox tail agave) Native to Mexico; Zones 9 to 15; height 4 to 5 feet; part shade to full sun. Agaves are known for the large spines on their leaf margins, but A. attenuata has smooth leaves, making it a safer garden choice.