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Old-Fashioned Perennials and Biennials for Cottage Gardens

Still popular today, these treasured cottage-garden flowers decorated the gardens of yesteryear.   Use the time-honored beauties in your garden to create an irresistible and easy-care display.


SPRING

Aurinia saxatilis (basket-of-gold)
Bellis perennis (English daisy)
Dicentra spectabilis (common bleeding heart)
Digitalis purpurea (foxglove)
Galium odoratum (sweet woodruff)
Myosotis scorpioides (forget-me-not)
Phlox subulata (moss pink)
Primula veris (cowslip primrose)
Pulmonaria officinalis (common lungwort)
Viola tricolor (Johnny-jump-up)


SUMMER

Alcea rosea (hollyhock)
Aquilegia vulgaris (granny's bonnet)
Campanula glomerata (clustered bellflower)
Campanula persicifolia (peach-leaf bellflower)
Centaurea montana (mountain bluet)
Centranthus ruber (red valerian, Jupiter's beard)
Cerastium tomentosum (snow-in-summer)
Chamaemelum nobile (chamomile)
Chrysanthemum parthenium (feverfew, matricaria)
Dianthus barbatus (sweet William)
Dianthus deltoides (maiden pinks)
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny daylily)
Hemerocallis lilioasphedelus (lemon daylily)
Hesperis matronalis (dame's rocket, sweet rocket)
Lychnis coronaria (rose campion)
Lychnis chalcedonia (Maltese cross)
Monarda didyma (bee-balm, oswego tea)
Paeonia lactiflora (Chinese peony, garden peony)
Phlox paniculata (garden phlox, summer phlox)
Saponaria officinalis (bouncing Bet)
Stachys byzantina (lamb's-ears)

 

LATE SUMMER AND FALL

Aconitum spp. (monkshoods)
Anemone x hybrida (Japanese anemone)
Sedum spectabile (showy stonecrop)
Viola tricolor (Johnny-jump-up)


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