The Best Perennials for Your Yard ~ 2007: 'Walker's Low' Catmint Excellent heat- and drought-tolerance make this catmint a top pick for tough, sunny sites. And even better, it's typically ignored by even the hungriest deer and rabbits. 'Walker's Low' looks good, too, thanks to its gray-green foliage and violet-blue flowers.
Zebra Hollyhocks are perennials that bloom all summer long. They are easy to grow, self seed, are drought tolerant, and attract butterflies. They grow in sun to part shade and get 2-4' tall. Great for perennial beds, cottage gardens, borders, and rock gardens. Zones 4-8
Pretty in white pot in shady spot of porch. Designer recommends before adding potting soil put empty plastic bottles halfway up the pot to save on soil. container that's filled almost full of premoistened soil. Add a cast-iron plant, 'Moonlight' caladiums, 'Dazzler White' impatiens, silver ribbon fern, asparagus fern, Korean rock fern, and variegated creeping fig.