• Iris: Bearded or not, this flower never disappoints if you plant it properly. Make sure the bulb is set slightly above the soil surface.
  • Delphinium: In full sun these bloom tall spikes in either blue, purple, red, pink yellow and white.
  • Peony: Needs full sun and time. Peonies usually take a couple of years to become established and show their gorgeous petals. Never bury the buds more than two inches below the soil’s surface.
  • Purple Coneflower: These re-seed themselves and do well in hot and dry spots. Remember, “the first year they sleep, the second they creep and the third year they leap with color.”
  • Yarrow: In white, yellow and pink this plant actually needs a hot, dry spot with poor soil.