Herbaceous Collection, Cottage Garden

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General Info Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained
Type Pot Grown

Mix of 8 Varieties in 1 Litre Pots

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  Buy 3 or more potted packs and save

SIZES 1-2 3+
Box of 8 x 1lt Plants Available to order£39.96Available to order£36.96
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

Please select the quantity of Potted packs you would like


Frequently bought together...
  • Clematis, The President

    From £18.96

    Violet Blue flowers Semi-double or single rosettes Repeat flowering Grows to 3m x 1m Type: Ear
  • Clematis, White Prince Charles

    From £18.96

    White Prince Charles Clematis Group: Late, large-flowered Pruning Group 3 Flower Colour: White
  • Fern, Jurassic Gold

    From £14.99

    Dryopteris wallichiana Bright, pale yellow new foliage Semi-evergreen Upright, large M

Cottage Garden Herbaceous Perennial Collection: 8 x 1 Litre Pots

Capture the charm of the English cottage garden with our carefully selected collection of eight plants that make great cutting flowers and define a nostalgic style which has been a popular favourite for generations: old-fashioned beauty that is perfect for a busy modern life. Some of them, like Echinacea, are also medicinal herbs.

Browse our other herbaceous perennial collections, or all of our perennial plants.


  • 8 different plants selected by our garden-design experts to create beautiful cottage-garden displays of your own
  • 1 Litre Pots
  • Each pot comes with its own planting instructions
Our range includes popular favourites like:

Achillea, Alcea, Alchemilla, Anemone, Aquilegia, Aster, Campanula, Centaurea, Centranthus, Cerastium, Coreopsis, Crocosmia, Delphinium, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Echinops, Echium, Eryngium, Euphorbia, Gaillardia, Gaura, Geranium, Geum, Helenium, Hemerocallis, Hosta, Iris, Knautia, Leucanthemum, Linaria, Lupinus, Lychnis, Nepeta, Papaver, Penstemon, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sisyrinchium, Solidago.

Please note: We regret we cannot accept requests for specific plants. We select a mix of the best at the time of delivery. The pictures are examples only, your mix may vary.

Growing Cottage Garden Perennials

Relatively hardy and easy to grow, these traditional favourites will make do with most well-drained soils and some watering in dry summer weather. A good amount of sun and shelter are necessary for best results.
Every plant comes with its own instructions.

Cottage Garden Perennials in Your Design

One of the easiest to grow in principle. The style is unpretentious, fluid and relaxed, and always works well with our white and pink perennial collections.

Did You Know?

Although we naturally see cottage gardens through rose-tinted spectacles, their abundance and higgledy-piggledy form and colour stemmed from necessity, as well as romance (which is at least a bit necessary). The Black Death in the Medieval era is said to have led the way; the hardships of that time drove the local production of essential items, and people's gardens had to earn their keep every way that they could, fitting a lot into a small space by packing in medicinal herbs and cutting flowers between the animal pens and fruit trees. Later, the vision was sustained by Victorians who moved the farm animals out of sight and amplified the flowers into that famously informal, loose style of planting that never goes out of fashion.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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