A perennial-garden favorite
Garden phlox are available in a variety of colors—white, purple, orange, blue, lavender, red, peach, pink, and variegated shades—with foliage that's typically medium green. These easy-to-grow perennials are often the backbone of summer borders, although their striking, often fragrant flower clusters are equally gorgeous in open sunny areas. Ranging in size from 15 to 48 inches high, phlox draw in butterflies and hummingbirds while proving unpalatable to deer. Be sure to plant some phlox in your cut flower garden, too, and enjoy their long vase life.