Late last summer, I rescued a few plants from the house next door. I'm pleased to say, they have survived and the stokesia (Stokes' aster) is just beginning to bloom. It is a native plant to the Southeast, but I don't recall having seen it in the wild. I noticed a piece of it is still blooming next door. I don't know if the new owners will see it before that area is overgrown. I guess time will tell.
Here are a few buds and blooms on the plant I rescued.