Portulaca pilosa (Pink Purslane) is a Florida native that loves hot weather and tolerates drought. A low-growing succulent, it attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Although pink purslane is one of its nicknames, it is also called shaggy portulaca, pigweed and kiss-me-quick, a favorite monikers because it not only suggests the flowers' lipstick color but also its fast-growing pace.
This plant rated among the Top Ten favorites in the 2013 Survey of Norchester Garden members. It attracts Red Admiral, Monarch, Queen. Viceroy, Cassius Blue, Marine Blue, and Reakirt Blue butterflies. West end of Buchanan Bed.
Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as cornflower, bachelor's button, bluebottle, boutonniere flower, hurtsickle or cyani flower, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae and is native to Europe. It grows to 16-35 inches tall, with grey-green branched stems. The leaves are lanceolate, 1–4 cm long. The flowers are most commonly an intense blue colour, produced inflowerheads (capitula) 1.5–3 cm diameter, with a ring of a few large, spreading ray florets surrounding a central cluster of disc florets. The blue pigment is protocyanin, which in roses is red.