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Cardinal Flower plant (Lobelia cardinalis) is named for its beautiful scarlet red flowers which are an important nectar source for hummingbirds and swallowtail butterflies

piet oudolf - native perennials : deschampsia purple . lilac . veronica / background : pink flowers (filipendula rubra magnifica)

"Kanga paw" Light Pink. Family: Haemodoraceae Genus: Anigozanthos Species: manglesii Tropicals and Tender Perennials. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Flowers are good for cutting. Suitable for growing in containers. Zone 9-11

Perennial Flowers for Shade Gardens

‘Bluebird’ columbine is a hybrid of the native wildflower. The flowers on this hybrid face up and have long spurs. Columbine is a hummingbird favorite, while deer and rabbits leave it alone. Give it a spot in partial shade or in a woodland garden with soil rich in organic matter. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

Veronicastrum virginicum album. A couple of clumps of this at the back of the border would be dramatic. There is also a purple one….

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Yarrow / ATTRACTS: Orioles. Plant with Red Oak Tree which attracts Monarch Butterflies. (Tufted -Achillea Lewisii is the best). Great for attracting bugs which are important to nestlings in the Spring. Plant in roadside ditches. NEVER PLANT "A. MILLEFOLIUM" Will get out of control and take over your entire yard!!!!