This genus of plants are commonly called anise hyssops and are in the mint family.
Sneezeweed has not only an unfortunate but also an inaccurate common name, as it actually does not cause sneezing.
Pyracantha is a shrub with evergreen glossy foliage and broad spreading growth. One disadvantage is its thorns, thus the common name of firethorn.
Here are some perennial ideas that will add bright touches of color to your shade garden.
Helen of Troy calmed witnesses of the horrors of the Trojan War with a drink made of wine and opium. Learn more about poppies on this Focus on Flowers.