Answer: There are literally hundreds of potential plants for a cottage garden. Most are old-fashioned plants and the ones you choose for your own garden will depend upon the sun/shade exposure and your own personal preferences for color, size, and leaf texture. Here is a partial list of the most commonly used plant in cottage gardens:
Hollyhock, English lavender, catmint, feverfew, veronica, roses, pinks, delphinium, foxglove, lavatera, cornflower, poppy, salvia, sweetpea, morning glory, moonfloewr, iris, lily, zinnia, lily , black-eyed Susan, sunflower, coneflower, nicotiana, heliotrope, cosmos, cleome, bee balm, butterfly weed, aster, goldenrod, nasturtium, daisies, bachelor's button, marigold, forget me not, flx, pansy, stock, snapdragon, canterbury bells, hydrangea, phlox.
Best wishes with your new garden.
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