Geranium (cranesbill) Rozanne, although not new to 2012 (it was the 2008 Perennial Plant of the year), is is a billowing purple border plant that blooms from early summer right up until frost. Try adding Shasta Daisy, the traditional white, long blooming and easy-to-grow perennial, to the group.
Growing perennials for cut flowers is a wonderful thing to do in the garden and this list contains the most commonly used plants. Description from floweautiful.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Sedum Autumn Fire - Plants go from light rose to bright red to deep bronze red in color as fall turns into winter. 18-24 inch tall and 20 - 30 inches wide. Very showy in the late fall- leave the stems on over winter and they look great in the snow- keeping a rusty red color.
Phlox, Cosmopolitan Compact plants with clusters of hot pink flowers. Dwarf phlox with eye-catching 4" clusters of big, hot pink 1 ½" florets with blazing fire-red eyes. Plant them in a border, and drink in their sheer beauty.
Monarda didyma Pink Lace - White Flower Farm *makes me think of Weston, MO* Common Name: Bee Balm Hardiness Zone: 4-8 S / 4-9 W Height: 16" Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Sun Blooms In: July-Aug Spacing: 12-18" Ships as: 3" Plastic Pot - 25.8 cu. in.
GERANIUM CRANESBILL 'PURPLE PILLOW' This shorter, compact Geranium produces enormous amounts of red-purple flowers with dark veins throughout. Blooms earlier than most. Thrives in partial shade. Attracts butterflies.