Osteospermum is valued for its abundance of daisy-like blooms. 'Serenity Lavender Bliss' has distinctive pinwheel flowers with spoon-shaped petals. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Winter hardy to USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11
Gayfeather - Mid=summer sun-loving perennial reaches up to tall. The lavender, purple or white blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Needs full sun and air circulation to avoid mildew. Zones 3 to
Showy Blooms The over-sized, dazzling blooms of 'Dreamtime Jumbo' bracteantha tend to be more controlled and mounded than with other strawflowers. The pure-white blooms perform well in both cool and hot climates.
Plant fall-blooming crocus in late summer and you'll enjoy these sweet flowers just four to six weeks later. Thwart squirrels from invading your crocus planting by anchoring chicken wire firmly over the bed.