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"Starburst" Ice Plant - These are wonderful, easy to care plants that spread very well and only stay about 4-6" high. They bloom from about June-August in Colorado Zones 5-8.

Clematis Miss Bateman....Blooms are 6 inches. They show up mid sprig to early summer . Plant grows to 6 feet.

from Better Homes and Gardens

Create a Season-Long Wildlife Garden

Geranium Rozanne Zone 5-9 There are lots of garden-worthy perennial geraniums, but 'Rozanne' is one of the best. This top-notch perennial blooms from June to frost, producing a nearly endless supply of sky blue flowers.

'Foxy' Foxglove - Digitalis Purpurea 'Foxy' blooms reliably from seed its first year with 2- to 3-foot-tall spikes of pink, purple, white, or cream with maroon markings. Zones 5-8.

from Better Homes and Gardens

New Trees and Shrubs for 2013

Sapphire Surf Bluebeard: The spiky blooms attract butterflies and are beautiful in cut-flower arrangements. This easy-care shrub is also deer-resistant. Sapphire Surf is beautiful when planted in mass as a border or as a specimen plant in the landscape or flowerbed.

from Midwest Living

25 Top Easy-Care Plants for Midwest Gardens

Hardy hibiscus, perfect for Midwest gardens (zones 4-9). More hardy Midwest plants:

from Better Homes and Gardens

The 18 Best Plants for Cottage Gardens

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

Victoria Blue - full sun - Supposed to be zone 8-10, but we had success growing it in our first home - zone 7

from Garden Gate eNotes

New plants – annuals

New plant – tender perennial: Pink Zazzle globe amaranth (Gomphrena hybrid). Light: full sun to part shade; soil: well drained; size: 8" - 16" tall & wide; cold hardy: zones 8 - 11; heat tolerant: zones 12 - 1.

2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map for Colorado - yup, we're zone 6 in Denver/Boulder now.