Daylilies are many gardeners' favorite plants. They are dependable perennials, they are prolific and colorful bloomers, and they are relatively free of pests. Daylilies are tolerant of drought and flooding, immune to heat stress, tolerant of most soils and grow well in full sun or light shade.

Daylilies are many gardeners' favorite plants. They are dependable perennials, they are prolific and colorful bloomers, and they are relatively free of pests. Daylilies are tolerant of drought and flooding, immune to heat stress, tolerant of most soils and grow well in full sun or light shade.

'Rosita' hummingbird mint - Agastache cana 'Rosita' is a compact form that grows 2 feet tall with dense clusters of deep rose-pink flowers. Zones 5-10  Most are heat and drought tolerant. And their foliage and flowers are fragrant, with scents ranging from licorice to bubblegum.    Most require well-drained soil and prefer full sun, although they will tolerate light shade.

'Rosita' hummingbird mint - Agastache cana 'Rosita' is a compact form that grows 2 feet tall with dense clusters of deep rose-pink flowers. Zones 5-10 Most are heat and drought tolerant. And their foliage and flowers are fragrant, with scents ranging from licorice to bubblegum. Most require well-drained soil and prefer full sun, although they will tolerate light shade.

Salvia sylvestris May Night (Sage) - perennial 1.5' x 1.5', blooms all summer, spikes of deep violet-blue flowers, full sun, drought tolerant. Planted by driveway 5/2013 (HD) [great plant, stayed in bloom all summer, will plant more, but it does attract a LOT of bees, so keep away from patio areas, would plant again] (Cut back to ground in winter, but was grown back and blooming again by March)

Salvia sylvestris May Night (Sage) - perennial 1.5' x 1.5', blooms all summer, spikes of deep violet-blue flowers, full sun, drought tolerant. Planted by driveway 5/2013 (HD) [great plant, stayed in bloom all summer, will plant more, but it does attract a LOT of bees, so keep away from patio areas, would plant again] (Cut back to ground in winter, but was grown back and blooming again by March)

Candida grows 6"-10" tall, making it ideal for rock gardens and for tucking into ground cover for extra sparkle. Most frequently found in pink form, these rain lilies are a white cultivar (the faintest kiss of pink on the inside of the petals).   Will naturalize, forming dense evergreen clumps.   White Rain Lily, White Fairy Lily or White Zephyr Lily  (Zephyranthes candida)  Full sun to partial shade in hottest areas  Hardy Zones 7-10  Height:	6"-10"  $6 for 12

Candida grows 6"-10" tall, making it ideal for rock gardens and for tucking into ground cover for extra sparkle. Most frequently found in pink form, these rain lilies are a white cultivar (the faintest kiss of pink on the inside of the petals). Will naturalize, forming dense evergreen clumps. White Rain Lily, White Fairy Lily or White Zephyr Lily (Zephyranthes candida) Full sun to partial shade in hottest areas Hardy Zones 7-10 Height: 6"-10" $6 for 12

It’s no surprise that Mondarda is commonly called bee balm. This vigorous perennial develops masses of sweet, crown-shape blooms that bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds flock to. Monarda thrives in full sun or partial shade and prefers slightly moist soil. Flower colors include red, pink, white, and lavender. The plants bloom from spring to fall and grow 2-4 feet tall, depending on variety. Select mildew-resistant varieties if you live in a warm, humid climate. Zones 4-9

It’s no surprise that Mondarda is commonly called bee balm. This vigorous perennial develops masses of sweet, crown-shape blooms that bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds flock to. Monarda thrives in full sun or partial shade and prefers slightly moist soil. Flower colors include red, pink, white, and lavender. The plants bloom from spring to fall and grow 2-4 feet tall, depending on variety. Select mildew-resistant varieties if you live in a warm, humid climate. Zones 4-9

Mexican Petunias - Hot weather plant. Blooms all summer and returns year after year! Great for hot Texas summers.

Mexican Petunias - Hot weather plant. Blooms all summer and returns year after year! Great for hot Texas summers.

Purple Creeping Phlox | Hardy in zone 4, perennial, ground cover or mounds | Plant in front of yellow irises on the east and west sides of the house. Another possible location is to plant in front of Climax hostas.

Purple Creeping Phlox | Hardy in zone 4, perennial, ground cover or mounds | Plant in front of yellow irises on the east and west sides of the house. Another possible location is to plant in front of Climax hostas.

Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine - tender perennial plants / full sun / can be invasive / ground cover

Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine - tender perennial plants / full sun / can be invasive / ground cover

Angelonia Angelface Blue (summer snapdragons). Blooms all season; full sun; heat and drought tolerant plants; grape-scented foliage; low maintenance. Did well in hanging baskets and in our personal flower bed. One we will plant again!

Angelonia Angelface Blue (summer snapdragons). Blooms all season; full sun; heat and drought tolerant plants; grape-scented foliage; low maintenance. Did well in hanging baskets and in our personal flower bed. One we will plant again!

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