That pretty flower above is a Verbascum. I saw one at Monticello last year and so I ordered 3 plants from one of the mail order seed companies. Well last year it barely survived partly because dear husband spilled gas on it! But it withstood even that and this year has bloomed! Isn't that the prettiest shade of pink?
They turned a little blue but they could have frozen and still said "the waters fine, come on in" Teenagers!