Top Flowers for Cutting

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?

7 Comments Add yours

  1. susurrus says:

    My favourite would have to be roses, but these are all lovely especially the snapdragons.


  2. Eliza Waters says:

    I don’t think I could limit myself to ten! 😀
    Question: do you have to dig and store your dahlias or can they overwinter there?


    1. Melissa Peterson says:

      I have to dig them up each year.


      1. Eliza Waters says:

        Wow, lots of work and storage space. But I imagine worth it – some of your varieties are truly stunning.


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