Most Cottage Garden Plants Like Alkaline Soil – Chart PH Levels for Flowers

Little Dorrit, Alyssum, Lobularia Maritima

Alyssum – Little Dorrit

“Lobularia maritima syn. Alyssum maritimum, common name sweet alyssum or sweet alison, also commonly referred to as just alyssum (from the genus Alyssum in which it was formerly classified) is a species of low-growing flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae…. It will flower more profusely if spent blooms are trimmed. When grown in gardens, it is typically used as groundcover, as it rarely grows higher than 20 cm (8 in) tall. It is also grown in cracks in paving and walls, and is especially associated with coastal locations. It prefers partial shade, and is resistant to heat and drought. Plants with darker-colored flowers do better in cooler temperatures.” From Wikipedia

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Anemone – Wind Flower

“These plants thrive best in shady areas and under protection of larger plants, and in all but the hottest and the driest conditions in the United States.[3] They are especially sensitive to drought or overwatering.” From Wikipedia

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New England Aster – Michaelmas Daisy

Bachelor’s Button – Centaurea – Cornflower

Balloon Flower, Platycodon, Blossom, Bloom, Purple, Sun

Balloon Flower – Plantycodon

Balloon Flowers can also bloom in neutral and acidic soil.

Baptisia – Wild Indigo

Grows to a Height of 4′

Bee Balm, Red, August, Flower

Bee Balm – Monarda

Bellflower, Nature, Blossom, Bloom, Spring, Close

Bellflower – Campanula

Bleeding Heart, Flowers, Pink, Ornamental Plant, Bloom

Bleeding Heart – Dicentra – Dutchman’s Breeches

In a moist and cool climate, it will grow in full sun, but in warmer and drier climates it requires some shade.
Aphids, slugs and snails sometimes feed on the leaves.
Clumps remain compact for many years and do not need dividing. They have brittle roots which are easily damaged when disturbed. Root cuttings should be taken in spring.From Wikipedia


Showy periwinkle blue flower spikes adorn the fragrant mounds of gray-green foliage. Excellent for cascading off walls or container edges and as groundcover that is somewhat drought resistant with time. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Herbaceous

Reaches 24-30 in. tall, spreading to 36 in. wide

Echinacea, Coneflower, Flower, Perennial, Garden

Coneflower – Echinacea

English Daisy

English Daisy is a short plant that can be grown as a groundcover.
It can be grown in soil of almost any ph level.

Natural, Plant, Flowers, Cosmos, Autumn Flowers, Autumn


Crocus, Flower, Spring, Purple, Blossom, Bloom


Dahlias, Dahlia, Geothermal, Plant, Composites, Pink



Dianthus, Flower, Pink, White Flower Edge, Garden

Dianthus [Including Carnations & Sweet Williams]

Forsythia, Shrub, Blossom, Macro, Inflorescence, Flora


Foxglove, Flower, Plant, Nature, Summer, Purple


Cranesbill, Flowers, Flower, Blue, Close, Nature

Geranium [Hardy] Cranesbill


Hibiscus Fireball [Hardy] – Jacki Kellum Garden 2015

Ile De Re, Hollyhocks, Summer, Stones


Honeysuckle – ph from 6.1 – 7.8Hyacinth, Flower, Nature, Spring, Hyacinthus


Iris, Fleur-De-Lis, Bluish-Violet Flower Spring


Flowers, Lilac, Lilac Flower, Close, Spring, Violet


Marigold, Flowers, Blütenmeer, Flower Meadow


Morning Glory, Flowers, Garden, Climber, Climbing Plant

Morning Glory

Pink Peony, Blossom, Fuchsia, Paeonia, Paeoniaceae


Petunia, Nachtschattengewächs, Solanaceae, Flowers


Phlox, Flame Flower, Pink, Flower, Summer, Bloom, Macro


Poppy, Blossom, Bloom, Nature, Field


Russian Sage

Large Speedwell, Veronica Teucrium, Blossom, Bloom


 Speedwell – Venice Blue

Reaches a height of 12″ – 14″

Yellow Sunflower, Flower, Round, Yellow, Bright


The Valleys, Sweet Pea, Flowers, Summer, Sunshine

Sweet Peas


©Jacki Kellum April 15, 2015


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