Foxglove - An old-fashioned favorite, foxglove features tall spikes of bell-shaped flowers. Not only is it elegant, but foxglove is extremely hardy and easy to grow. Foxglove is also known for its resistance to pests and diseases. So if you want to increase your garden’s pest resistance, try planting foxglove along the borders.
A new (for 2012) David Austin rose - Lady of Shalott. Robust, hardy, and blooms all summer. The flowers begin as a rich -red-orange and open to form a chalice shape filled with petals. Salmon pink on one side, gold yellow on the other. Delightful.