White Cottage Garden Plants for a Moon Garden

White alstromeria

White alstromeria with prominent bee lines

I prefer to use white flowers as an accent colour, but I know that many people love all white gardens (sometimes called moon gardens because of the way the flowers reflect the light). Here are some of my favourites – I hope you like some of them too. If I’ve mentioned where I photographed them, the gardens are well worth a visit. 

White delphinium

White delphiniums at Wollerton Old Hall

White iris

White Iris ensata

White rambling rose

White rambling rose

Posting this picture reminds me I didn’t share the pictures of white roses I took last year – I must make a note to do that!

White campanula

White campanula at Trentham Gardens

White peony

This white peony seems to be floating mid air

White pelargonium

White pelargonium with a splash of pink

Although this is a post on white flowers, I haven’t felt the need to be a purist – after all, what’s a little pink (or cream, or yellow) between friends?

Roscoea cautleyoides

Roscoea cautleyoides

White trillium

White trillium – a demure woodlander

White alliums

White alliums at Harlow Carr Gardens

White petunia

White petunia adds annual colour

White magnolia stellata

White magnolia stellata in full flower

Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal'

Anemone nemorosa ‘Vestal’

Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew)

Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew)

Today’s post is inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White Flowers – why not join in? If I’ve missed one of your favourites, let me know – I may have a picture somewhere!

Those of you who love cottage gardens might enjoy one of my most popular posts – a Recipe For a Traditional English Cottage Garden.

48 thoughts on “White Cottage Garden Plants for a Moon Garden

  1. margaret21 says:

    This has cheered me upon a particularly uninspiring day (as far as the weather goes). If it hadn’t gone dark already I could have nipped out and taken a shot of the just-appearing snowdrops.

  2. pattisj says:

    They are beautiful. I don’t usually plant white flowers, but opt for color. I have seen photos of moon gardens, and they are de’light’ful.

    • susurrus says:

      Like the pun! I love white pelargoniums in theory – I always think they’re the perfect plants for a sunny windowsill and they give such a classic look, but it’s hard to find a pure white one that doesn’t fade to a dodgy shade of brown. I always start off looking for one as summer comes around, then end up buying pink or something like that.

  3. Sue C. says:

    Brilliant photo’s and they bring a shine to this continual dull, grey weather. A reminder that summer will come. Like you I tend to use only the occasional white flower but all these are stunning.

    • susurrus says:

      I’ve been enjoying your frost-covered pictures – your recent post of the umbel type seed head is a completely different type of white flower!

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