Veronica is easy-to-grow and may be the longest-blooming perennials in your garden! More perennials: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/the-best-perennials-for-cutting/?socsrc=bhgpin091913veronica#page=20
Festival Burgundy cordyline atop dainty, green foliage With its glossy dark strap-like leaves, compact bushy form and cascading habit, this new cordyline from Anthony Tesselaar Plants is an eye-catching plant. Hardy in USDA zones 8-10, Cordyline ‘Festival Grass’ is an upright tropical suited to warm zone perennial borders and landscapes and superb everywhere in patio pots or containers
Plants with multiple petals, such as roses and peonies, are cottage-style favorites, and they have the added benefit of sweet scent. Contrast heights within beds by using spiky classics such as foxgloves and delphiniums.