Dwarf varieties of old favorites are much more suitable for small yards.
A good edging plant, and one that thrives in window boxes, hanging baskets and places that need a summer groundcover, is "Portulaca grandiflora."
The name "foxglove" seems to have evolved from "folk's glove." There was an ancient superstition that if you picked a foxglove you would offend the "fairies."
There are many stories and legends about its magic and purifying power.