GROWING GUIDE: Cut Flowers & Foliage

Tips for longer lasting cut flowers & foliage from your garden.

Select flowers that are just beginning to open up. Cut flowers in the evening or early morning. Trim off any foliage that would be under water. Immediately submerge stems in slightly warm water. Change water in container every 1-2 days.

Annuals & Biennials`

 Ageratum Cosmos Nasturtium

Antirrhinum (Snapdragon)

Gerbera Salvia (Sage)

Calendula

Helianthus (Sunflower) Senecio (Dusty Miller)

Celosia (Crested and Plume) 

Helichrysum (Strawflower) Solenostemon (Coleus)

Centaurea (Bachelor Buttons)

Lathyrus (Sweet Pea) Tagetes (Marigold)

Cleome (Spider Flower)

Pelargonium (Scented Geranium) Zinnia

Perennials & Bulbs

Acanthus (Bear’s Breeches) Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed) Origanum (Kent Beauty)

Achillea (Yarrow)

Ferns Paeonia (Peony)

Agastache (Hyssop)

Filipendula (Queen of The Prairie) Penstemon (Beard Tongue)

Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile)

Freesia Perovskia (Russian Sage)

Alchemilla (Lady’s Mantle)

Gaura (Wand Flower) Phlomis (Jerusalem Sage)

Allium (Ornamental Onion)

Geum Phlox (Tall Phlox)

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Gladiolus Phormium (New Zealand Flax)
Amaryllis Gypsophila (Baby’s Breath) Phygelius (Cape Fuchsia)
Anemone (Japanese) Helenium (Helen’s Flower) Physostegia (Obedient Plant)
Aquilegia (Columbine) Helleborus (Lenten Rose) Platycodon (Balloon Flower)
Artemesia (Wormwood) Helleborus (Lenten Rose) Polianthes (Tuberose)
Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) Heliopsis (False Sunflower) Polygonatum (Solomon’s Seal)
Aster Heuchera (Coral Bells) Ranunculus
Astilbe Heuchera (Coral Bells) Rosmarinus (Rosemary)
Astrantia (Masterwort) Hosta (Foliage & Flowers) Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan)
Campanula (Bellflower) Hyacinth Salvia
Canna Iris Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)
Chrysanthemum Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker) Sedum
Convallaria (Lily of the Valley) Lavandula (Lavender) Solidago (Goldenrod)
Coreopsis (Tickseed) Lavandula (Lavender) Stachys (Lamb’s Ears)
Dahlia Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy) Stokesia (Stoke’s Aster)
Delphinium Liatris (Gayfeather) Thalictrum (Meadow Rue)
Dianthus (Carnations & Pinks) Lilium (Asiatic & Oriental Lily) Tradescantia (Spiderwort)
Digitalis (Foxglove) Liriope (Lily Turf) Tricyrtis (Toad Lily)
Echinacea (Coneflower) Lychnis (Maltese Cross) Tulipa (Tulip)
Echinops (Globe Thistle) Monarda (Bee Balm) Veronica (Speedwell)
Eryngium (Sea Holly) Muscari (Grape Hyacinth) Zantedeschia (Calla)
Eucomis (Pineapple Lily) Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ornamental Grasses

Calamagrostis (Feather Reed Grass) Juncus (Rush) Pennisetum (Fountain Grass)

Chasmanthium (Northern Sea Oats)

Panicum (Red Switchgrass) Stipa gigantea (Giant Feather Grass)

Deschampsia (Hair Grass)

Shrubs, Foliage & Branches

Abelia Forsythia Pittosporum

Aucuba

Gautheria (Salal) Rosa (Rose)

Buxus (Boxwood)

Hammamelis (Witchhazel) Salix Discolor (Pussy Willow)

Callicarpa (Beautyberry)

Hydrangea Salix Matsudana (Corkscrew Willow)
Camellia Hypericum Sarcococca (Sweet Box)
Chaenomales (Flowering Quince) Ilex (Holly) Skimmia
Cornus (Red & Yellow Dogwood) Kerria (Japanese Rose) Hypericum
Corylus Contorta (Contorted Filbert) Leucothoe Spiraea
Daphne Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo) Symphoricarpos (Snowberry)
Erica (Heather) Ole Europaea (Olive Tree) Syringa (Lilac)
Euonymus (Foliage) Physocarpus (Ninebark) Vaccinium (Evergreen Huckleberry)
Fatsia (Japanese Aralia) Pieris (Andromeda) Viburnum

 

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