Common name: Thread Leaf Coreopsis
Botanical name: Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Shower'
This bushy, full-branched perennial will grow 2' tall and wide; it has threadlike, delicate looking leaves that densely clothe the plant, even to its feet. Clusters of yellow flowers with gold central centers bloom in summer. This plant does best in full sun with well draining, dry or moist, sandy or rocky soil. Reliable and hardy. Butterflies love this plant.
Common name: Russian Sage
Botanical name: Perovskia X atriplicifolia
This broad perennial will grow 3'-6' tall and has small, grey-green leaves with blue-violet flowers that bloom in the summer. Foliage is aromatic if brushed against it. Also known as Azure Sage.
Common name: Dwarf Lily of the Nile
Botanical name: Agapanthus 'Peter Pan'
This clumping dwarf variety of Agapanthus has green, strap-like, evergreen leaves. Clusters of blue, oval shaped flowers appear in summer on top of stalks, making this plant about 2' tall. This dependable plant can be grown in sun or partial sun. It is drought tolerant in coastal areas but will appreciate occasional watering in inland warm areas, especially during the summer. This perennial attracts butterflies.