Some mid-summer stars
Lily Citronella strain
About 4 feet tall.
This is an old lily and probably goes back at least 50 years. The origins seem a bit obscure, so I'm not exactly sure what the parentage might be, but I really like it. The buds are particularly cool IMO. I'm kind of sucker for the Turks-cap type flowers.
My only foo-foo Echinacea. All the others croaked after a couple of years. I think I've had this one for at least 4 years now. Really pretty at dusk and dawn.
Helenium Mardi Gras
If you don't have this one, run and get one NOW! This is one of the few perennials that really does bloom from summer to early fall without deadheading. It's a fast multiplier too and can easily be divided every couple of years.
Veronica Sunny Border Blue
Almost 3 feet tall this year! This is another plant which will bloom almost all summer if deadheaded. I need more tall Veronica. Anyone know of a good pink one?