Cottage gardens encompass all sorts of plants, from herbaceous perennials to shrubs and annuals, all planted closely together to create an informal, random appearance. They are often valued for their attractiveness to wildlife and informal growth habit. Try growing climbing plants over arbours and throw in a few herbs and fruit plants for a genuine look! We have a fabulous range of cottage garden plants, all representing excellent value for money. For tips and advice see our guide to growing perennial plants and view our informative video.
(Purple Coneflower)Customer Review Rating
Well known for its use in herbal medicine, the large purple daisy like flowers of this hardy perennial, provide a wonderful display in late summer. The weather resistant blooms of the coneflower make an attractive cut flower. Make sure you leave some flowers for the wildlife in your garden; butterflies love their nectar and birds will flock to dry Echinacea seed heads at the end of the summer! An excellent choice for dotting through borders! Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18") Supplied as bare root plants. More info
(Coneflower)Aptly named, this unusual new Echinacea produces giant, crested blooms which open a beautiful rich red colour with hints of purple, gradually changing to burnt orange and scarlet shades at maturity. This fascinating effect creates a range of colours at any one time on the same plant! The long-lasting blooms, which appear from July to September, are highly attractive to bees and butterflies and make a superb addition to cut flower arrangements. A robust, compact and resilient plant, Echinacea 'Eccentric' is ideal for planting in coastal gardens. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18"). Supplied as plug plants. More info