Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation

Cultivating plants, people and communities since 1977

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
1Clematis 'The President'
2Colchicum autumnaleautumn crocus
3Papaver orientaleoriental poppy
4Delphinium elatum 'Guardian Blue'
5Astrantia major 'Abbey Road'masterwort
6Lupinus 'Gallery Pink'lupine
7Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'bluebeard
8Crocosmia 'Lucifer'crocosmia
9Weigela 'Crimson Kisses'weigela
10Phlox paniculatasummer phlox*
11Sedum 'Autumn Joy'stonecrop
12Pulmonaria angustifolia 'Azurea'pulmonaria
13Syringa pubescens patula 'Miss Kim'Korean lilac
14Viburnum davidiiviburnum
15Stewartia pseudocamelliaJapanese stewartia*
16Fuchsia magellanica 'Alba'hardy fuchsia
17Weigela florida 'Fine Wine'weigela shrub
18Spiraea canescensspirea (2)
19Daphne 'Jim's Pride'daphne
20Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Pink'astilbe
20Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red'astilbe
21Paeoniapeony (3)
22Centranthus ruberred valerian, Jupiter's beard
23Clematis cartmanii 'Early Sensation'clematis
24Humulus lupulushops
25Spirea
26Viburnum opulus 'Nanum'dwarf cranberry bush
27Hibiscus syriacusrose of Sharon
28Hydrangea macrophylla 'White'hydrangea
29Hydrangea paniculata 'Pee Gee' hydrangea
30Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'heartleaf
31Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'candytuft
32Rhododendron 'Hino-crimson'evergreen azalea
33Heuchera villosa 'Dark Secret'heuchera
34Acanthus montanusbear's breeches
35Weigela caprifoliaceaeweigela
36Epimedium rubrumred barronwort
37Helleborus 'Winterbells'hellebore
38Campanula persicifolia 'Telham Beauty'bellflower
39Rosa rugosa 'Hansa'rose
40Oreganum vulgareoregano
41Vaccinium corymbosum 'Corablue'bluebrry buckle
42Perovskia atriplicifolia (herb) 'Little Spire'Russian sage
43Thymus vulgaris (herb)English thyme
44Rosmarinus officinalis (herb)rosemary
45Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'lavender
46Valeriana officinali (herb)valerian, garden heliotrope
47Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'catmint
48Allium schoenoprasumchives
49Melissa officinalis (herb) lemon balm