companions for iris
I've just been bitten by the iris bug and have planted half of my tiny front yard in TBs. It looks pretty naked right now, with just the iris fans, and I'm wondering what kind of companion planting might work in my area in Northern CA. We usually have pretty cool summers.
My iris will get sun from about 11 am on. The soil is pretty much clay, with some serious hardpan about 10 inches down. I mixed in a good bit of gypsum and some humusy planting mix.
I've had california poppies here before the iris went in, and I'm thinking the lacy leaves would look nice against the flat out of bloom iris fans. But I've got way too much orange already.
Any other ideas for things that could provide color when the iris are not blooming, but won't overgrow the rhizomes--and won't require so much water that my iris rhizomes will be unhappy???