There is just something special about having fresh flowers in your house. You can’t help but smile every time you see them in a room. Including statement flowers, filler flowers and more, these are my top picks for growing cut flowers.
Flower Recommendations for a Cutting Garden
Amaranth (Love Lies Bleeding) – Unbelievable trailing lengths of flower rope to add depth and contrast to perfectly finish off your arrangements.
Ammi (Dara) – Stunning discs of delicate burgundy blooms.
Ammi (Green Mist) -A great delicate filler flower that can add a lot of green.
Basil (Aramato) – Unique filler coloring for interesting arrangements.
Basil (Green) – Add the wonderful smell of basil along with an extra dose of bright green (white when blooming) to your arrangements.
Bells of Ireland – Bright green beauties that smell like mint with very long vase life.
Celosia – There are so many different kinds of celosia but these are definitely a MUST if you have the patience for their tiny seeds.
Cosmos (Double Click) – A new favorite of mine this year. Cosmos make a great foundation for all arrangements and can help add nice structure.
Dahlias – Unbelievable show-stopping dahlias are a TOP cut flower on my list.
Gladiolus – Add height to your arrangements with these piercing stems.
Globe Amaranth – Add extra detail in your arrangements with Globe Amaranth.
Love in a Mist – These can be used in both flower and pod form in arranging. They have out of this world blooms!
Queen Anne’s Lace – Add texture to your arrangements with Queen Anne’s Lace.
Peonies – Who doesn’t love peonies? They can stand on their own in a vase.
Snapdragons – Dependable and easy to grow, snapdragons add to any arrangement.
Statice – Great as both a fresh cut flower and dried.
Sunflowers – You can’t help but smile when you see a sunflower. Grow from seed or pick from your neighbors fields, they add sunshine to any bouquet.
Zinnias – Easy to grow, lots of bang for your buck, Zinnias are fun for everyone.
What are your favorite cut flowers to grow?