12 Country Garden Flowers

Take a trip to the country every time you step into your own backyard.
From: DK Books - Small Garden
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Climbing Roses

Constance Spry climbing rose is a beautiful rose with magnificent, clear pink blooms of true old rose form. The flowers are exceptionally large, with a strong myrrh fragrance.

Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla mollis, or Lady's mantles, are attractive perennials usually grown for both their round, pleated foliage and their unusual chartreuse flowers.

Blackberry Bush Cousins

Rubus 'Benenden' is a beautiful relative of the blackberry, with thornless peeling stems which grow upright, making them easy to support, and then arch at the top. The glistening white blooms appear along the full length of the stems.

Fragrant Angelica

Angelica archangelica is best known for candied stems with licorice flavor. The yellow to greenish to white flowers appear from May to August in large, globular umbels. Its leaves can be fresh or dried and they make excellent tea.

Delphinium

Delphinium grandiflorum 'Summer Blues' is a wonderfully compact plant that is blanketed with sky blue flowers in early summer. 'Summer Blues' has better heat tolerance and is early blooming.

Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum x superbum, or shasta daisy, is noted for producing an abundant bloom of unusually large and showy flowers from spring to fall. Each daisy features classic white petals surrounding a bright yellow center disk.

California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica, or California poppy, is golden orange in color. The self seeding plant is prolific, with numerous dark colored seeds held in the center of the flower, and are a charming addition to loose, informal plantings.

Lilac

Syringa villosa, or lilac, is a rounded, deciduous shrub that grows to 10 feet tall on upright stems clad with oblong, medium green leaves. Showy, slightly fragrant, rose lilac to white flowers bloom in dense, pyramidal panicles in May.

Mullein

Verbascum, Mullein, is a stately plant that sends up a tall spike covered in pale yellow, saucerlike flowers in summer, high above a rosette of semi evergreen, grey green leaves.

Nigella

Nigella, Love in a Mist, is annual flower with threadlike foliage above each flower. Easily grown blossoms in soft colors have delicate look. The flowers are good for bedding and cutting. Seedpods, fresh or dry, are used in arrangements.

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium, Yarrow or Moonshine, is known for its adaptive nature and its eagerness to perform abundantly throughout summer. The foliage is fern like and aromatic. Removing the spent flowers assures months of continuous color.

Globe Thistle

Echinops ritro, or Globe thistle, has spiky leaves and bristly metallic blue flowers making it a great architectural plant for the back of a summer border. Spiny, cobwebbed leaves provide interest from spring until blooms appear in summer.