Bee Balm ~ Rabbits may not like bee balm, but hummingbirds and butterflies sure do! This easy-growing plant produces lots of pink, red, violet, or white flowers from summer to early fall. The flowers are long lasting and great for cutting.
Sweet Olive (Osmanthus fragrans) with tiny white to orange flowers is a fragrant alternative to invasive honeysuckle. In warm climates, this drought tolerant evergreen blooms from fall through winter. Full sun to partial shade; average to moist, well-drained soil Zones: 8 to 11. | Photo: Josh McCullough/PhytoPhoto | thisoldhouse.com
Crested Iris: Crested Iris This charming woodland iris bears delicate blue, white, or purple flowers in mid-spring. Even when not in bloom, the tiny clumps of foliage are a great textural contrast in the shady garden.