I thought I would share two of my favorite perennial plants. They are some you don't see everyday and in every garden and I like that. The balloon flower, also known as Chinese Bellflower comes in a dark purple variety as well. The butterfly weed attracts butterflies and bees. I think it's a new hybrid of some kind of milkweed because the leaves and pods that form look similar, but it doesn't create a mess like milkweed. It is available in several colors.