Verbena The numerous selections of this flower are some of the gardens most colorful, useful, and easy-to-grow plants. They bloom in late spring, thrive in heat, and tolerate drought. One of Southern Livings Top 10 Plants to Beat the Summer Heat.
Blue veronica with ferns. Gorgeous for the shade garden // Great Gardens & Ideas // is what it is originally tagged as, but I could swear it looks like blue forget me not snuggled in with the beautiful fern!
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.
Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.
Astilbe The feathery plumes of astilbe rise above fernlike foliage for a month or more in late spring and early summer. Available in shades of pink, white, and red, astilbe is ideal for shady, moist spots. Plant a swath of these to beauties for a memora
provide shade and moist They range in size from little dwarfs to giants. The photo shows Primula denticulata, also known as the drumstick primula. Colors range from white through lilac, pink and deep red.
Top 10 self-seeding plants for a fuss-free cottage garden
Purple Shamrock (Oxalis) - Best in shade as front-of-bed edging or ringing a shade shrub such as hydrangeas or rhododendrons. Also nice in a shady flower pot. Companion plants: Under Ferns, Cimicifuga or Variegated Solomon’s Seal.
Cranebill geranium - available in blue, pink, rose and magenta. One of the most reliable and longest blooming plants for the garden, cranebill geraniums add a burst of color that starts in spring and lasts until first frost.
Walkers Low times more effective 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