Bottlebrush Plant - Michigan Bulb
Bottlebrush Plant Stands out in Sunny Borders! Soft pink, caterpillar-like flowers atop a low mound of gray-green foliage are delightful water-side. An easy to grow perennial makes a great addition to any garden. Light: Full sun to partial shade Height: 24-36" Bloom Time: Summer Zones: 4 to 9
Early Sunrise Coreopsis Seeds and Plants, Perennnial Flowers at Burpee.com
My 2nd favorite perennial ever. I've had the same one at my folks house for 7 years and she does NOT have a green thumb. Blooms from May til Halloween, no joke! This is Early Sunrise Coreopsis. The more sun, the better! Zone 3-9
Border Gardening: How to plant a herbaceous perennial border David Domoney
Perennial growing height is important. Taller plants for the back of the border include Lillies, Acanthus, Delphiniums, Lavatera (Tree Mallow), Echinops (Globe Thistle) and Red Hot Pokers. Hollyhocks and Foxgloves give a real cottage garden look to your borders.
Gaillardia Collection (Blanket Flower)
Also known as blanket flowers, our native Gaillardia are as easy-to-grow as they are colorful. Just find a hot, sunny spot with well-drained soil and you've got a Gaillardia garden! Included in the sampler are 1 plant each of Gaillardia 'Amber Wheels', 'Arizona Apricot', 'Arizona Red Shades' and 'Arizona Sun' for a total of 4 plants. Zones 5-9.