The Toughest Lavender Plant - The Phenomenal Lavender. The electric blue, candelabra-shaped Canary Island varieties. French lavenders, bloom almost continuously here. Deadheading the French varieties will force new blooms from lower down the stem.
Russian Sage along west side of house - likes full sun and heat. deer and drought resistant. 3-4 feet high and wide blooms late summer to first frost. My favorite Russian Sage varieties are Rocketman and Denim N' Lace: