Echeveria nodulosa Get the look: Its leaves contribute a pop of icy blue, in cooling contrast to the warm combo, while its swirled markings pick up the pink of the other plants’ leaves. Use three plants from 4-inch pots. Zones 8, 9, 12–24.
‘Limoncello’-Orienpet-(Columbia-Platte introduction) is graced with huge fragrant flowers in a unique shade of soft, silky mimosa yellow with a hint of chartreuse, deeper in the throat and suffusing into a lighter shade at the petal tips. Its stems are a soft smoky plum shade, adding contrast to the cool, luscious flowers. Its fragrance is sweet and delightful, too! 3 to 5 feet and eventually taller, mid to late July.
Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink) is a clump-forming native perennial. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to its beautiful red flowers with yellow centers. It prefers moist, rich soil and grows 1-2' tall and 0.5-1.5' wide. It performs well in part to full shade areas of native plant gardens, wildflower gardens and woodland gardens.