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(Clethra alnifolia)The late-summer-blooming C. alnifolia shrub bears fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers unti early September, with leaves turning an attractive yellow in fall. 'Ruby Spice' is a great cultivar with fragrant pink flowers shaped like a bottlebrush and serrated, waxy green leaves; tolerates moist soil—perfect for poorly draining areas. Grows 4 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8; sun to part shade.

Best Plants for a Cottage Garden

Hibiscus syriacus - Rose of Sharon "Sugar Tip" - ornamental shrub - bloom lavishly all summer

The compact, semievergreen Burkwood Viburnum 'Anne Russell,' pictured here, produces clusters of intensely fragrant white flowers from mid- to late spring; plant it close to a seating area or pathway, in full or partial sun and well-drained or moist soil, to make the most of its scent. For an evergreen alternative, consider the David Viburnum, which whose dark green oval leaves give way to small white blooms in late spring. Both viburnums will grow up to 5 feet wide and 5 feet tall.

The compact, semievergreen Burkwood Viburnum 'Anne Russell,' pictured here, produces clusters of intensely fragrant white flowers from mid- to late spring; plant it close to a seating area or pathway, in full or partial sun and well-drained

'Climbing Cecile Brunner' Rose

Best Plants for a Cottage Garden

Climbing Cecile Brunner Rose for Cottage Garden: A strong grower with lance-shaped, dark-green leaves. Starting in early summer, it bears groupings of fragrant, soft light-pink flowers. Grows 8 to 20 feet tall and 3 to 6 feet wide, full sun to part shade.

It's summer time and our Double Purple Althea (Rose of Sharon) is blooming! Plant in groups or use in borders and bring a pop of purple to your yard!

Althea Double Purple

Althea Double Purple Rose of Sharon. These plants don't bloom till July. They can be pruned and shaped in late fall or early spring.

Name: Flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa and cvs.)  Zones: 5 to 9  Size: Up to 8 feet tall and 15 feet wide  Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Drought performance: During the drought of 2007, this plant dropped its leaves during the hottest part of summer. New foliage sprouted in fall when cooler temperatures and rain returned. Even with the trauma of drought, it supplied us with as many showy blooms as any other year.

Name: Flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa and cvs.) Zones: 5 to 9 Size: Up to 8 feet tall and 15 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

'Abbaye de Cluny' is a fast grower with big, spicy-scented apricot blooms. This tidy hybrid tea has strong upright stems perfect for cutting. Grows 3 to 4 feet tall and wide in Zones 5-10. | thisoldhouse.com

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

Rosa 'Abbaye de Cluny' A fast grower with big, spicy-scented apricot blooms, this tidy hybrid tea has strong upright stems perfect for cutting. Grows 3 to 4 feet tall and wide in Zones

Hibiscus Sugar Tip ('America Irene Scott') Courtesy of Proven Winners - www.provenwinners.com

'America Irene Scott' (Sugar Tip) Rose of Sharon - Jenny sent cuttings I put rooting (tbb)

Rose of Sharon, althaea, hardy hibiscus ~ Zones 5-8; full sun/part shade.

Add Tropical Beauty to Your Temperate Garden With the Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon): Korea's national flower, 무궁화 (mugunghwa)

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