Mix Herbs and Flowers Create a colorful and fragrant spring garden by mixing flowering herbs and perennials that bloom together. In this border, chives and lavender bloom in front of Amsonia, bearded iris, and peony.
Pachyphragma macrophylla (caucasian pennycress) is an evergreen herbaceous perennial with masses of white flowers in the spring. It makes good ground cover in a shaded location and woodland garden. Here it is in the shade of a wall and the evergreen shrub Fatsia japonica (false castor oil).