This simple plan uses blue bearded iris as a strong focal point for late spring into early summer. Circling the bed are lower-growing pink carnations and creeping phlox, and blue forget-me-nots, Johnny-jump-up, and bicolored violets. See below for a planting plan.
A. 3 bearded iris (Iris hybrid); Zones 3-10 B. 1 carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus); Zones 3-8 C. 1 creeping phlox (Phlox subulata); Zones 2-8 D. 3 forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica); Zones 5-8 E. 3 Johnny-jump-up (Viola tricolor hybrid); annual F. 3 violets (Viola labradorica); Zones 3-8