Ligularia (ligularia dentata): This is an excellent perennial for the shade garden that requires a consistently moist soil. In the heat of summer it sometimes wilts during the day but should perk up at night. Later in summer, it produces yellow flowers. Needs partial shade and ample water. Hardy in USDA zones 5-8 and should be fine in your locale.

Lavender is one of the trickier perennial herbs to grow. It likes to be dry and warm, in a Mediteranean climate. When you live in one of the hardier growing zones, you need to know a few tricks to get lavender to succeed. But with these tips youll be able to grow lavender successfully in zones 5 to 3. Give lavender a try in your garden.

Botanical: Buddleia Zone: Winter hardy in zones 5 to 9 Type: Perennial Exposure: Full to Part Sun Height: 6 to 8 feet Special: Attracts Butterflies! Anyone can provide a safe-haven for butterflies and at the same time create a gorgeous midsummer display in the garden. This summer-blooming bush, comes in a rainbow of colors.