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
5Azalea hino-crimsonevergreen azalea
6Brunnera macrophyllaheartleaf
7Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight'bluebeard
8Centranthus ruberred valerian, Jupiter'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 bye 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
22Lavandulalavender (herb)
23Melissa officinalislemon balm (herb)
24Monarda didymabee balm (herb)*
25Paeoniapeony (3)
26Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'Russian sage (herb)
27Phlox paniculatasummer phlox*
28Pulmonaria angustifolia 'Azurea'pulmonaria
29Rosa rugosa 'Hansa'rose
30Rosmarinus officinalisrosemary (herb)
31Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'salvia
32Salvia officinalisgarden sage (herb)*
33Spiraea canescensspirea (2)
34Stewartia pseudocamelliaJapanese stewartia*
35Syringa pubescens patula 'Miss Kim'Korean lilac
36Thymus vulgarisEnglish thyme (herb)
37Valeriana officinalivalerian or garden heliotrope (herb)
38Viburnumviburnum
39Viburnum davidiiviburnum
40Viburnum opulus 'Nanum'dwarf cranberry bush
41Weigela 'Crimson Kisses'weigela
42Weigela florida 'Fine Wine'weigela shrub