English gardens are full of lushly blooming flowers in a wide array of colors and textures. With their edible and fragrant blooms violets are among the most charming flowers for the cottage garden.
Partial to full shade and well drained soil.
English garden flowers names. Please note for many of these flowers there are a multitude of different species within the given genus. 4 8 depending on variety. Often called cottage gardens these landscapes are informal romantic and fragrant.
Traditionally cottage gardens had an emphasis on practicality mixing livestock vegetables and fruit as well as flowers which were mostly grown. These selections for cottage garden plants are based on a list of flowers in the shakespeare garden at the brooklyn botanic garden. English gardens are renowned for their lavenders such as the much sought after munstead with its purple blue flowers and the rich purple flowers of hidcote.
It is a hardy perennial and the plants typically bloom throughout the spring although some will bloom during the winter. The polyanthus is a hybrid primula but each has brightly colors flowers that may be red yellow or cream to name a few. In a cottage garden self seeding plants with bright bold and vibrant flowers are best.
English flowers are those that are traditionally simple to care for hardy and prolific according to the texas cooperative extension. List of flower names a to z with pictures. Common and botanical names of flowers listed alphabetically by their common name.
The primula or polyanthus plants do well in container gardens or flower beds. Just click on most images on this site to enlarge them and see their credit source. As their web site says this charming garden in the english cottage garden style exhibits plants mentioned in the bard s poems and plays observe that in some cases where the brooklyn botanic garden lists a.
These cool weather lovers start in spring and often bloom again in fall. Many gardeners crave the cottage garden look and the secret is in the plants. Please find below an extensive list of flower names firstly by common name and then their botanical equivalent.
To 1 foot tall. Here are our top 10 plants for achieving an attractive cottage garden design. Building a garden you can be proud of.
Common and easy to grow types. Cottage gardens are also likely to make use of self seeding plants such as foxgloves and aquilegias which pop up spontaneously around the garden or in cracks in paving adding to the informal look. These varieties are well suited to england s misty temperate climate.