and I would like to introduce you to one that produces oodles and oodles of blooms throughout the summer and fall. It's Gomphrena!
These are petite clover-like flowers that on first glance, can be overlooked, but look again and you will see they are perfect for adding a touch of sweetness to bouquets, corsages and flower arrangements.
Gomphrena or globe amaranth (I like the common name better!) comes in a variety of colors including rose pink, bicolor pink, purple, salmon and red.
Gomphrena is a flower that doesn't beg for your attention, but is quite happy making the other flowers around it look "good".AND it is a wonderful flower to grow in your own garden too! A great source for seeds is Johnny's Selected Seeds, and if you live in the Raleigh-Cary area, Campbell Road Nursery sells the plants by the six pack starting in mid April or so.