Iris offer stunning blooms (many are wonderfully fragrant) that come in a rainbow of colors and sizes. Favorites are the Siberian types with their grassy leaves and graceful flowers. Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil.
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.