'Elvira' Red Hot Poker Red hot pokers stand out in the landscape with their thick, strappy foliage and cheery spikes of flowers that are reminiscent of pineapples bedecked in tropical colors. 'Elvira' features bright orange blooms from midsummer to early fall and evergreen foliage. Name: Kniphofia 'Elvira' Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 30 inches tall and 14 inches wide Zones: 6-9 Grow it with: Blanketflower, which soften...

Clustered Bellflower

Jade vine... I wish I could grow this.

'Double Scoop Orangeberry' Coneflower

Glorious Gladiolus | Flower Bulb Crazy

Ice Cream Tulip

'Madly Blue Violet' Rock Cress A stunner for rock gardens and other sunny spots, this creeping plant becomes a carpet of color for several weeks in spring when it's covered in violet-blue flowers. It often reblooms in fall, giving you more interest in the garden. Name: Aubrieta 'Madly Blue Violet' Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide Zones: 4-9 Grow it with: White bloody geranium adds pretty flo...

'Freak!' Leucanthemum 'Freak!' is ideal in garden beds -- especially cottage gardens -- but also excels in containers. Flowers bloom from June through frost. A BH Must-Grow New Perennial for 2013.

Pentas

Red-Hot-Poker plant. Drought resistant and attracts hummingbirds. Saw them in the Chesa-garden. Now I need to find some for my garden.

Top 10 Most Colorful Winter Landscape Plants

Oh Hollyhocks!! I love you! (Little water. Full sun. Drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Yay!)

Sea Holly/Eryngium - Sea Holly is a striking plant just made for that hot, sun baked spot. Needing full sun, very drought tolerant, and thriving on neglect, these plants are perfect for xeriscaping.

Very Unique! Poker Primrose. part shade

Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage.

Hydrangea paniculata is the easiest hydrangea to grow! More best summer-blooming shrubs: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/shrubs/summer-blooming-shrubs/?socsrc=bhgpin072413paniculata=4

Peonies are ultra tough -- and ultra beautiful. The plant practically rewards neglect with its gorgeous, showstopping early summer blooms that bring fragrance and add stunning beauty to cut flower arrangements. Plant Name: Paeonia officinalis Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall and wide Grow it with: To 4 feet tall and wide Zones: 3-8

Eragrostis, Purple Love Grass The flower spikes of this native grass come to life by creating a pink 'cloud-like' effect on the planting area while in bloom. Easy to grow and provides interest in all four seasons. lifecycle: Perennial Zone: 5-8 Sun: Full Sun Height: 18-24 inches Spread: 18-24 inches Uses: Beds, Borders, Container Bloom Season: Fall, Summer Resistant To: Deer

Texas sage . full sun and drought tolerant...I wonder if I can get this in Ontario. :D

Name: Echinacea 'Supreme Cantaloupe' Growing Conditions: Full sun Size: To 30 inches tall and 24 inches wide Zones: 5-9 Grow It With: Russia...

Red Hot Poker plant. Birds love them & I love having in my flower garden.