What plants go in a cottage garden?

greatlakes3(z5 MI)January 1, 2013

A cottage garden should include the plants that please its owner and work in the site. Remember, this is a casual style without a lot of rules.

Having said that, here's a partial list of traditional cottage garden plants -- you may need to make substitutions appropriate to your own climate:

  • rose
  • lavender
  • cottage pink
  • delphinium
  • foxglove
  • lavatera
  • cornflower
  • love-in-a-mist
  • poppy
  • salvia
  • sweet pea
  • morning glory
  • moonflower
  • iris
  • lily
  • zinnia
  • black-eyed Susan
  • sunflower
  • coneflower
  • nicotiana
  • mignonette
  • heliotrope
  • cosmos
  • cleome
  • bee balm
  • butterflyweed
  • aster
  • goldenrod
  • Queen Anne's lace
  • nasturtium
  • daisies
  • hollyhock
  • bachelor's button
  • marigold
  • forget-me-not
  • flax
  • pansy
  • larkspur
  • snapdragon
  • stock
  • canterbury bells
  • kiss me over the garden gate
  • cockscomb
  • hydrangea
  • phlox
  • lamb's ear
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