Anise Hyssop Black Adder, red & yellow barberry: Spanish Lavender blooms for a longer time than most lavenders do and it has lovely silvery foliage that will play well with these other shrubs when the flowers are finished.
Colorful Blooms Although Glenn juggled their positions, the peonies and irises came with the house. He added perennials Salvia Caradonna, lambs ears, Phlox Nora Leigh, and Dianthus Baths Pink to emphasize stem colors and foliage hues. - My Cottage Garden
Peony and Iris border: Neighbors down the street have an old stone wall out by the road. A border of pink peonies and various shades of purple and lilac irises grows in front of it. What a glorious sight it is each year.