Butterfly Cottage Garden Collection
- 6 per package
Price$19.99 Old Price
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Availability: In Stock
We ship this item in Fall.
LightSun to Partial Shade
Zone3 to 8
Bloom TimeMid Spring to Fall
Soil RequirementPlants in this collection do well under regular garden conditions (well-drained, medium dry soil).
We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.
Item 60452 cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR
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DescriptionCreate a Butterfly Sanctuary!
Early Cottage Gardens Were More Practical than Beautiful
English cottage gardens date to medieval times, when working-class people living on small plots of land developed them for growing food to eat and herbs that were used as medicine. Some had beehives and even livestock. The gardens were practical, but little was done to make them look attractive. If cottage gardens had any flowers, they were usually more practical varieties like violets. Cottage dwellers spread violets on their floors, because their strong scent helped keep rats and mice away. In the late 19th century, in response to the rise of formally designed and meticulously maintained estate gardens in Victorian-era England, there was a movement to beautify cottage gardens in a distinctly different way. They were created using a more free-form design and densely planted with a mix of ornamental and edible plants. Many were enclosed and had entry trellises covered with vines and fragrant, climbing roses. A modern cottage garden often contains many of these elements while reflecting more of the gardener's personality or featuring plants that are native to the region.
Behold More Beautiful Blooms!
Create the look and feel of an authentic English cottage garden right in your own backyard! We have selected six typical cottage garden perennials that are colourful and easily grown pollinators. My Castle Lupine is the first to bloom in mid to late spring, accompanied by Johnson's Blue Geranium. Then Alaska Shasta Daisy and Orange Glory Flower take the lead during the hot summer months. In late summer and well into the fall, you can enjoy Maximillian Sunflower and Autumn Joy Sedum.
This collection includes one each of the following varieties:
- Botanical NameCollection with: Lupinus, Leucanthemum, Helianthus, Asclepias, Geranium & Sedum
- Hardiness Zone3 to 8
- Flowering TimeThe first perennial starts to bloom in mid to late spring (My Castle Lupine) and the last one continues well into the fall (Autumn Joy Sedum)
- Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
- Flower ColorSee individual varieties
- Flower FormVarious
- Foliage TypeVarious
- Growth RateModerate
- Spread18 - 36 inches
- Planting InstructionsLoosen soil well before planting. Plant each perennial with the eyes just below the soil. Provide a mulch the first winter in areas with severe frost.
- Soil RequirementsPlants in this collection do well under regular garden conditions (well-drained, medium dry soil).
- Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
- PruningRemove spent flower spikes if desired.
Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate. You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate. If you have ordered multiple items, you may receive them in more than one shipment. We will send you a separate email confirming each shipment.
At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule below.
Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.
To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.
Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.
Garden hardgoods and Gift Certificates ship with in 4-7 day.
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.
Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.
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