Overview

This somewhat whimsical garden dates back to the 1300s when space was limited around each home. Ornamental and edible varieties were commonly planted together to maximize every available inch.

Cottage Garden Plant List

#Botanical NameCultivarCommon NameTreeNative
1Acanthus montanusbear's breeches (2)
2Alyssum montanummountain gold
3Astilbe chinensisastilbe (2 - red, pink)
4Azalea hino-crimsonevergreen azalea
5Brunnera macrophyllaheartleaf
6Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight'bluebeard
7Centranthus ruberJupiter's beard
8Clematis cartmanii 'Early Sensation'clematis
9Crocosmia 'Lucifer' and 'Masonorium'crocosmia
10Daphne 'Jim's Pride'daphne
11Epimedium rubrumred barronwort
12Eupatorium purpureum 'Baby Joe'dwarf Joe bye weed
13Forsythiaforsythia
14Fuchsia magellanica 'Alba'hardy fuchsia (2)
15Helleborushellebore (3)
16Heuchera villosa 'Dark Secret'heuchera
17Hibiscus syriacusrose of Sharon
18Humulus lupulushops
19Hydrangea paniculata, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pee Gee' (paniculata)hydrangea (2)
20Lavandula (herb)lavender
21Melissa officinalis (herb)lemon balm
22Monarda didyma (herb)bee balm
23Paeoniapeony (3)
24Perovskia atriplicifolia (herb) 'Little Spire'Russian sage
25Phlox paniculatasummer phlox
26Rosa rugosa 'Hansa'rose
27Rosa glaucarose
28Rosmarinus officinalis (herb)rosemary
29Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'salvia
30Salvia officinalis (herb)garden sage
31Spiraea canescensspirea (2)
32Stewartia pseudocamelliaJapanese stewartia*
33Syringa pubescens patula 'Miss Kim'Korean lilac
34Thymus vulgaris (herb)English thyme
35Valeriana officinali (herb)valerian or garden heliotrope
36Viburnum davidiiviburnum
37Viburnum opulus 'Nanum'dwarf cranberry bush
38Viburnumviburnum
39Weigela 'Crimson Kisses'weigela
40Weigela florida 'Fine Wine'weigela shrub