This heat-, drought-, and humidity-tolerant plant rewards you in midsummer with showy pink flowers. While it's easy growing, it does require some patience: It's one of the last groundcovers to emerge from the ground in early spring. Name: Oenothera speciosa Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: 2 feet tall Zones: 5-9/
Forget-me-not. A legend about the origin of the name forget-me-not is as follows. Once a medieval knight and his lady-love were walking beside a river. The knight held a bouquet in his hands. Because of the weight of the armor, he fell into the water. According to the legend, he threw the bouquet at her shouting forget-me-not.