Garden Types / Informal and Cottage
Celebrated for their abundant planting and profusion of color, cottage gardens generally enjoy a simple layout with a central narrow path of brick, stone or gravel separating rectangular beds on each side. Hedges, rose arbors and arches are often used to split the garden into various spaces enjoying different planting schemes and atmosphere. Self-seeding is favored and plants may spill across pathways, their delicate scent awakening the senses while passing by.
Exotic looking, Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous perennial with coppery-orange and golden-yellow flowers that are ideal to brighten up the garden. Adorned with dark burgundy streaks, the eye-catching flowers bloom profusely for weeks above a handsome foliage of lance-shaped, rich bronze leaves.
Cheerful and exotic looking, Alstroemeria 'Saturne' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous perennial with warm coral-pink flowers, interestingly heart-shaped at their tips. Their inner petals are adorned with dark burgundy streaks and a bright golden-yellow flash.
Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Inticancha Antarctica' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous dwarf perennial that features long-lasting, crisp white flowers adorned with burgundy streaks.
Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Inticancha Sunlight' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous dwarf perennial that features long-lasting, creamy-yellow flowers adorned with burgundy streaks.
Exotic-looking, award-winning Amaranthus cruentus 'Velvet Curtains' is a vigorous annual or biennial plant with erect, dark crimson plumes and stunning, ovate, red colored foliage. It enjoys an upright, bushy habit and helps create dramatic mixed borders. Great for the back of the border or as a filler, its long-lasting flower spikes make excellent cut flowers that are prized by florists for their beauty.
Award-winning Amaryllis belladonna (Belladonna Lily) is a bulbous perennial featuring large clusters of up to 4-12 scented, trumpet-shaped, pink flowers, 4 in. long (10 cm), per flower stalk. Protruding from each flower is a long upturned style amongst a group of large curved anthers. The anthers are black and shiny at first, but split open to reveal masses of white pollen.
A compact serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent' is an ornamental shrub or small tree which provides multi-season interest. In early spring, before the leaves appear, it produces masses of showy and slightly fragrant white flowers held in upright clusters.
Selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 Great Plants for American Gardens, Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue Star) is an exceptional perennial with early-season blue flowers, attractive summer foliage, a sturdy habit and golden fall color.
Ideal to complement colorful perennials in beds or borders, award-winner Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) is a rewarding bushy perennial topped with bountiful clusters of long-lasting, buttonlike flowers which are perfect for dried floral arrangements.
Ideal to complement colorful perennials in beds or borders, award-winner Pearly Everlasting 'Sommerschnee' or 'Summer Snow' (Anaphalis triplinervis) is a rewarding bushy perennial topped with bountiful clusters of long-lasting, buttonlike flowers which are perfect for dried floral arrangements.
If you love true blue flowers, do not overlook Anchusa azurea (Italian Bugloss)! This pretty biennial or short-lived perennial forms loose clusters of tiny bright blue flowers, resembling those of forget-me-nots, on stems rising between 3-5 ft (90-150 cm) atop low clumps of large, deep green, hairy leaves.
Following the incredibly popular, Anemone 'Wild Swan', Anemone 'Dreaming Swan' was born to enchant our gardens. It produces masses of slightly larger, semi-double flowers, opening tinged pink and fading to white with attractive lavender-blue bands on the reverse of their petals
Sparkling flowers in the sunshine! Multiple award-winner, Anemone blanda 'White Splendour' is a very attractive tuberous perennial that provides drifts of pure white color in early to mid spring