A wealthy business man donated land to his home town, Sumter, South Carolina.
He also planted hundreds of Iris. Which never bloomed. He had them dug up and dumped in the nearby swamp.
Each year thousands of Iris grow along a pond and swamp in Sumter. The town owns the land, keeps the swamp as it should be, maintains the pond for residents, and just to be interesting has flocks of every species of Swan in the world.