Alisons come in shades of pink, purple, yellow and white. They are somewhat shrub-like in appearance, growing low to the ground and often forming mounds. They are often found near coastal areas, and must be replanted annually.
Horned poppies are cousins of true poppies. They grow up to 3 feet in height, and are incredible survivors. Each horned poppy plant will sprout multiple flowers such that the plant will have flowers over several weeks. They are very well suited for dry or salty soils.
One of the species of Echinacea, the purple coneflower is a perennial, meaning its leaves and flowers die at the end of the growing season but return again the next season. It grows up to 4 or 5 feets, and can grow in most conditions and soils, including sandy soils.
5. Tidy Tips
Tidy Tips enjoy a long growing season, and can be grown throughout the continental U.S. They are drought tolerant and can survive in a number of types of soils. They are great for pollinators and also provide food for birds.