5 Flowers For Your Cottage Garden

Cottage gardens have a distinctive style that has been followed as a trend from the early centuries. Nowadays, this informal style of gardening is mostly followed in smaller gardens, traditional cottages or countryside. Cottage garden gives a more graceful and charming look to the outdoors of a house as opposed to a formal and grandeur structure. In the initial start of the trend the idea of making a cottage garden constituted of herbs, vegetables, fruit trees, livestocks and small places filled with flowers. But, with time, designing a cottage garden with colorful and variety types of flowers became more dominant.

Colorful and bright looking flowers give a more wild yet attractive look. So, if you are thinking of creating cottage garden at your outdoor space here are a wide variety of flowers for you to choose from.

  • Hollyhocks

This old-fashioned flower, is a favorite among hummingbirds and butterflies. It grows along the fences and walls. The flowers come in varied colors, white, pink, purple, yellow. The flowers blossom from early to midsummer. It has growth up to 6 to 8 feet and the width ranges from 18 to 24 inches. It grows well under proper sunlight and moist weather and the soil should have good drainage.

  • Hydrangea

This flower is recognized by its glittering flower heads as its width can reach up to 6 inches. This particular species has been voted among the 75th greatest plants to have in the gardens. The color of this flower is white, although it can turn pink or purple depending on the acidity of your soil, with pointed green leaves. The time for it to blossom is between  the month of June – September. The height of this flower goes up to 3 to 5 feet and has a width of 4 to 6 feet. It grows well under partial shade.

Scientific name of this flower is Nepeta racemosa. The common name is catmint because this flower is highly appealing to the cats. It also acts as an effective mosquito repeller. Catmint is a very hardy kind of a flower as it is drought resistant and can also grow in rocky soil. The flower has a trumpet-shape look. It grows during the month of April to September. The height of a matured catmint is between 24 to 30 inches and the width is 30 to 36 inches

  • Sage

The scientific name of saga is Salvia x sylvestris.This flower is hybrid and the color of this flower is pinkish which grows from strong stems that has scalloped leaves. This flower reaches a height of about 18 to 24 inches and has a matured width of about 12 to 18 inches. I grows well under complete sunlight.

  • Conflower

Scientifically this flower is called as Echinacea purpurea. It grows during the summer season that has daisy like petals and also has a purplish color look. The cone-shaped center which draws the attention of variety of birds. The height of this flower grows up to 30 to 48 inches and the width ranges between 12 to 18 inches. It grows well under full sunlight and also partial shade.

These beautiful flowers brighten up your cottage garden through the year!

 

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