Sometimes, I find a deal and just can’t resist. I found Pincushion flowers on sale for 25 cents each. So I got three- they are a perennial, and a beautiful blue color. They are the newest addition to my perennial bed. They are a full-sun plant, remove spent flowers and has low water needs once established. Grows to 15″ high by 15″ wide.
I also got one columbine called Winky Double Red and White Columbine. The pic below is a bunch of varieties of columbine, a lovely part. shade perennial.
And a favorite annual called Mona Lavender (Lamicaceae Plectranthus). It blooms from spring to fall and has lovely purple flowers and leaves with a green top side and purple underside. Keep the soil moist- a perfect potted plant to keep on your porch- make sure it doesn’t get more than five hours of sun- I have mine where it only gets about 2.5 hours of afternoon sun, and it was really happy in this location last year.