6 Verbenas There’s a range of wiry stemmed verbenas and all are worth growing if you can give them sun. Knee-high V. rigida is perfect for edging or creating pools of blue in a sunny parterre; waist-high V. hastata f. rosea is pink-flowered and does well on heavy soils; then there’s the widely available V. bonariensis that, given good ground, will grow to 6ft (2m) plus. Even better though is the smaller form, V. 'Lollipop’ that’s just as airy as its lofty forebear but at 28in (70cm)
Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction' PP18401 (Common yarrow) - Perennial - Zones 4-8, Height 18-24 in. Rich, strawberry-red flowers are accented by a vivid golden-yellow center, taking on a yellowish cast as they mature. Thick, dark green foliage is fragrant and densely arranged on sturdy stems. Rigid, upright habit, long bloom period and very drought tolerant.
Perennial Geranium There are a wealth of geraniums perfect for cottage gardens. 'Johnson's Blue' is among the most common; it offers beautiful blue-purple flowers in early summer. Name: Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' Growing conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil Height: To 18 inches tall Zones: 4-8 More on Growing Perennial Geranium