Are you planning to create a cottage garden design in your space? Well, I am and, I recently replanted my gardens with perennials that I believe will look stunning at any time of the year.
Let’s take a look at 17 cottage garden perennials, these plants will look perfect together, giving your garden space that cottage garden look-and-feel.
This is a plant that smells really sweet, which is why it will attract hummingbirds and other pollinators to your garden. The blooms can range from a soft pink to a deep red, and the plant can grow to be up to four feet tall. It will grow in both the shade and the sun. This plant grows in zones four through nine. See the different types of Bee Balm here
This is a beautiful plant that can grow in hardiness zones four through 10 easily. It requires full sun and well-drained soil to thrive, but it will also appreciate some afternoon shade in extremely hot locations. The flowers, which resemble dangling bells, ranging from a pink and white color to blue and violet.
This is a breathtaking climbing plant that can grow in zones five to nine. With the right amount of care, it can even grow to be 20 feet in height. It can also grow to have a width that is just as large, so you may want to train the plant to grow along a fence or a trellis.
This is a plant that will grow best in hardiness zones four to nine. It can grow to be 36 inches tall, and it will have pink and purple blooms that appear in the late spring and early summer of the year. Clary sage will do best in full sun.
If you are looking for a flower that is sweet enough to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden, then columbine is a great choice. It is an easy to grow plant that requires well-drained soil and full sun, and columbines tend to do best in US hardiness zones three to nine.
The foxglove is a plant that creates tubular blooms that range in color from red and pink to yellow and purple. It can be found growing in zones four to 10, and with the right care, it can grow to be a height of five feet. It is a very adaptive plant, so it can grow in full and partial sun as well as shade.
This is an extremely tall plant that can be up to eight feet tall when it is fully mature, which can make it a great addition to add height to your garden. It will grow well in zones three to nine, and it is fairly easy to tend to because the plant grows best in well-drained soil and full sun.
This is a plant that can be found growing in zones two through nine as a perennial. The plant has large leaves and white blooms that can be seen in the spring of the year. They prefer to grow in slightly acidic soil, but it must be well-drained and somewhat moist to thrive. It needs to have some morning sun, but if it gets too much afternoons sun, it will require more water.
Lupines tend to grow the best in hardiness zones three through seven. These plants can grow to be up to five feet tall when they fully mature, and they will create blooms that are red, orange, pink, purple, and white. Though the plant prefers slightly acidic soil, it will grow in any well-draining soil.
This is a lovely blue flower that can be found in zones three to eight. It can grow to be about two feet tall, but it will need full sun and relatively dry soil to grow properly. It is very tolerant of any type of soil, so if drought conditions occur, the plant should be fine.
If you are looking for plants that do not need a lot of attention to thrive, then the phlox plant is a great option that will do well in well-drained soil and full sun. It grows best in zones three to eight in the United States, and the flower, which will appear on the top of the plant, is one of the most noticeable parts of it.
Peonies are another plant that tends to thrive in zones three to eight. They are a taller plant that can grow to be at least five feet tall. These plants create rose-like blooms that will look great in any garden. They also prefer to grow in well-drained soil and full sun. See some of the different varieties of Peonies here
Fringed Bleeding Heart
This is a type of bleeding heart that will create a bloom that is pink on the exterior with some white spots on them. This plant can grow to be 18 inches tall, and the lovely aroma of the plant can attract hummingbirds to your outdoor space. This is a plant that can be seen growing in zones three through nine.
The primrose is a beautiful plant that is found in zones four through eight. There are over 400 species of this plant that you can consider for your garden, and most of them require moist, rich soil and a lot of sun. These are smaller plants, so they look great lining your pathways in your garden.
This plant can grow to be up to about three feet in height, and it can be found in USDA hardiness zones four to nine. It does well in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil, and it will also do well in full sun or partial shade.
If you like plants that have relatively small flowers that will look great in front of your garden, then the wallflower will be a great option to choose in zones three through 10. When the plant is fully mature, it can grow to be up to three feet in height and two feet wide.
The yellow daisy is a flower that can be found in zones four through eight. It is a plant that is only about three feet tall when it is fully mature, but with the proper care, these plants will produce blooms that will last all spring and summer.