Tempting from the Gardenimport catalogue:
* Bush clover (Lespedeza) Gibralter.
This caught my eye in the show gardens at Artistic Landscape Design in the fall, but at 5'-6' tall and wide, I figured I didn't have room for it. What I DIDN'T know was that, like Buddlejas, these die back to the ground every winter and grow back to their shrubby proportions over the season; so if you place them right, the smaller stuff they engulf is getting ratty-looking anyway. And it "prefers a poor, well-drained soil in full sun," which I think I can provide!
I'm not generally a fan of heucheras, but these really caught my eye as possible splashes of colour for the east bed:
* Autumn Leaves
* Pear Crisp
I was looking at Persicaria, too, but it needs consistently moist soil. Bah.