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
1Acanthus montanusbear's breeches
2Alyssum montanum 'Mountain Gold'mountain gold
3Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Pink'astilbe
4Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red'astilbe
5Rhododendron 'Hino-crimson'evergreen azalea
6Brunnera macrophyllaheartleaf
7Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight'Jupiter's beard
8Centranthus ruberJupiter's beard
9Clematis cartmanii 'Early Sensation'clematis
10Crocosmia 'Lucifer' and 'Masonorium'crocosmia
11Daphne 'Jim's Pride'daphne
12Epimedium rubrumred barronwort
13Eupatorium purpureum 'Baby Joe'dwarf Joe Pye weed
14Fuchsia magellanica 'Alba'hardy fuchsia
15Helleborus 'Winterbells'hellebore
16Heuchera villosa 'Dark Secret'heuchera
17Hibiscus syriacusrose of Sharon
18Humulus lupulushops
19Hydrangea macrophylla 'White'hydrangea
20Hydrangea paniculata 'Pee Gee' hydrangea
21Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'candytuft
22Lavandula (herb)lavender
23Melissa officinalis (herb)lemon balm
24Monarda didyma (herb)bee balm*
25Paeoniapeony (3)
26Perovskia atriplicifolia (herb) 'Little Spire'Russian sage
27Phlox paniculatasummer phlox*
28Pulmonaria angustifolia 'Azurea'pulmonaria
29Rosa rugosa 'Hansa'rose
30Rosmarinus officinalis (herb)rosemary
31Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'salvia
32Salvia officinalis (herb)garden sage*
33Spiraea canescensspirea (2)
34Stewartia pseudocamelliaJapanese stewartia*
35Syringa pubescens patula 'Miss Kim'Korean lilac
36Thymus vulgaris (herb)English thyme
37Valeriana officinali (herb)valerian, garden heliotrope
38Viburnumviburnum
39Viburnum davidiiviburnum
40Viburnum opulus 'Nanum'dwarf cranberry bush
41Weigela 'Crimson Kisses'weigela
42Weigela florida 'Fine Wine'weigela shrub