Eupatorium hyssopifolium (Hyssop-leaved thoroughwort) - Perennial - Zones 4-8, Height 2-3 ft. A dry meadow and sandy field native with white flowers and very fine-textured foliage. Flat topped clusters of white fringed flowers have the overall appearence of clouds - very attractive and often underutilized. Wonderful as late summer texture.
Acanthus - SHADE! or sun. Mollis - 4-5 flu high in bloom. Leaves to 2 ft long !!! Combine with Hosta 'August Moon', Ophiopogon (Black Mondo Grass), Acanthus or Carex 'Bowles Golden' and Brunnera Bulgloss