One of my favorite flowers: Columbine Genus: Aquilegia spp. Zones: Bloom time: May; then six weeks later. To prune: Cut the stems all the way back to the foliage. Good to know: After the second bloom, leave the blossoms on the plant to reseed.
Zebra Hollyhocks are perennials that bloom all summer long. They are easy to grow self seed are drought tolerant and attract butterflies. They grow in sun to part shade and get tall. Great for perennial beds cottage gardens borders and rock gardens.
Forget-me-not - Must-haves for lightly shaded woodland gardens, these much-loved plants bear tiny but exquisite blue flowers in spring in mild climates. ‘Baby Blue’, a hybrid from Proven Winners, has true blue flowers and grows 6 to 8 inches tall.