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Verbena bonariensis 'Cloud 8' is a semi-dwarf selection of this summer stalwart with vivid purple flowers.
Verbena 'Homestead Purple' is a vigorous, trailing vervain with lavender-magenta flowers from May until fall.
Verbena 'Homestead Red' is vigorous and trailing with clusters of bright red flowers all summer long.
Vernonia 'Mammuth' is topped with clusters of warm purple flowers on tall stems in late summer and fall that attract butterflies.
Vernonia gigantea or giant ironweed makes an impressive specimen at 8-10 feet tall topped with fluffy, warm purple flowers popular with butterflies.
Vernonia 'Iron Butterfly' has feathery foliage topped with clusters of warm purple flowers in late summer and fall.
Spreading mats of variegated foliage with spires of pale blue flowers.
Veronica 'Goldwell' produces darling blue flowers with white eyes and lush groundcovering foliage.
Veronica incana 'Pure Silver' has gorgeous silver foliage and spires of royal purple flowers offering twice the interest of other speedwells.
Veronica 'Aspire' has short spires of glowing, deep rose flowers on this excellent Veronica.
Veronicastrum virginicum is a dramatic perennial that blooms like a white candelabra atop six foot stems.
Veronica 'Tidal Pool' has darling blue flowers with white eyes and lush ground covering foliage.
Viola blanda is a darling violet with heart shaped leaves and fragrant, pure white flowers with deep purple veins on the lower petal.
Viola pedata is a lovely little violet with very cool, dissected foliage that looks like a bird's foot.
Viola Starry Night gives us fragrant, dusky lavender blossoms with a yellow centre.
Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls' is a daintier, better behaved version of the Chinese wisteria for small spaces.
Gordonia grandiflora is a remarkable semi-evergreen tree with lancolate leaves and fragrant, camellia-like flowers.
Yucca filamentosa 'Excalibur' forms rosettes of spiky, strap-like leaves coloured blue-green to powdery blue.
Yucca rigida is a dramatic, trunk-forming, hardy species with a crown of stiff, sword-like, powder blue leaves.
Zinnia grandiflora 'Gold on Blue' is hardy to zone 4 with fine, textured, bluish-green foliage topped with golden yellow flowers all summer.