Though beautiful and whimsical, Cottage gardens are but areas of well-maintained foliage chaos. A real gardener identifies the magical appeal imparted by groups of pretty flowers spilling out of flower beds adorned with daisy pathways, fantastic white fences, and rose-flushed arbors.
For those of you planning to grow successful cottage garden flowers for April, here is a list of my top flower picks!
Let’s take a look, shall we?
Pansies (Viola x wittrockiana)
Every gardener’s favorite annual flower! Colorful bunches of pretty pansies flooding the flower beds are a common sight presented by April Cottage Gardens. From their cheery, spirited blooms to stunning flower petal shape and color, Pansies deserve a special place in your April cottage garden. Pansies need partial sunlight, and they grow well in well-drained but moist soil.
Plant Hadiness Zones: 4-9
Day Lilies (Hemerocallis)
They are sure-bet bare root perennials which impart a beautiful scene in your cottage garden during day time. The reason behind this flower’s nomenclature lies in the fact that most of the day lily flowers open during day time and die out as the night falls. Each scape of day lily carries at least dozen of flowers so you can enjoy beautiful day lily blooms for weeks to come.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Leather flower (Clematis)
Flowering plants of the family Ranunculaceae are known to be the best climbers in the plant world. Leather flowers are especially favored from the range of colors they offer, including flowers of blue, pink, red, white, and purple color. Leather flowers love moist-well drained soil. You can pair Clematis with companion flowers like baptisia. The blooms possess different shapes that resemble bells, tulip, tiny lanterns, and star shapes. As the “queen of climbers,” Clematis can be used with varying structures of the garden, like gazebos and trellis.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Cosmos/Mexican Aster (Cosmos bipinnatus)
Add a stroke of harmony in your garden by choosing Cosmos for planting in April. These flowers have cheery blooms that represent an orderly arrangement of petals. Cosmos are available in different petal colors, including orange, pink, lavender, red, white, and chocolate. The central disc is yellow. Cosmos love to grow in warm conditions and dry soil.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2-11
You may want to consider the Aster to add to your garden!
False Goat’s Beard (Astilbe)
Welcome another beautiful perennial, Astilbe, for your garden. Let’s enjoy the striking color and texture brought forth by the bright flowers which bloom on top of fern-like foliage. It will add an element of unique texture in your garden. In addition, it will offer a variety of colorful flower combinations. Astilbe loves shady growing conditions. Apply enough water.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3-9
The Bottom Line
Your April cottage garden can hugely benefit from this interesting collection of flowering plants. Make sure to sketch a garden plan to pre-designate growing space for each flower type in your cottage garden this April.