Jenny Foxglove's Gothic Garden - Poker Primrose, a dazzling and different late-spring bloomer! An unusual alternative to grape hyacinth with vivid flower spikes that open from the bottom up. Grows tall in part shade.
Red Stonecrop (Sedum Spurium 'Schorbuser Blut') Zone: 3 to is a very attractive border plant that does not mind the shade and can be used as ground cover under trees and shrubs. Another advantage of these plants is that they suppress the growth of weeds.
UPDATED Infographic: Want more butterflies in your yard? Plant the nectar plants they love! Here’s a great list of butterfly-attracting annual and perennial plants — including those needed for butterfly larvae. – New Gardening Ideas