Golden Japanese Spikenard Looking for something different for shade? An excellent complement to hostas and woodland perennials, 'Sun King' emerges mid spring with bright gold leaves held on contrasting reddish brown stems. Given a few hours sun a day, the foliage will remain yellow all summer. In shade, the foliage is chartreuse to lime green.
Verbena "The numerous selections of this flower are some of the garden’s most colorful, useful, and easy-to-grow plants. They bloom in late spring, thrive in heat, and tolerate drought." One of Southern Living's Top 10 Plants to Beat the Summer Heat.