It is hard to beat achillea, commonly called yarrow, in a hot dry garden site.
There are over 900 species of salvias, and it is the largest genus in the mint family.
All evening primroses are cheerful and easy to grow flowers that pop up unexpectedly in our gardens.
Often called moss rose, this succulent was first introduced from South America to European gardens in the early 1700’s.
Ajuga is hardy zones 3-9 and prefers light shade and evenly moist well-drained soil.
Perovskia has a handsome branching habit and looks airy with small grey leaves in spring, blue flowers in summer, and white skeletal branches in fall & winter.
Campanulas, or bellflowers, are plants with bell-shaped blue or white blooms, and they range in height from ground-hugging dwarfs to plants that grow to 6 feet.
Chives are rampant self seeders, and if they are not dead headed they will produce far too many new plants.
Corydalis has delicate lacy-looking foliage and racemes of spurred flowers in the spring.