Cut Flowers for Arrangements and Bouquets
Ideas for flowers to grow in the garden and use for cut flower arrangements and bouquets:
Annuals: Cosmos, Brazilian Vervain, Prairie Gentian, Snapdragons, Statice, Zinnias, Floss Flower, Snapdragon, Asters (China), Cockscomb (Celosia), Cornflower, Godetia, Larkspur, Sweet William, Lisianthus, Baby’s Breath, Candytuft, Bells of Ireland, Love-in-a-Mist, Pincushion Flower, Lavatera, Sweet Peas, Amaranth, Mexican Sunflower, Salvia (Flowering Sage)
Bulbs/Tubers/Rhizomes: Daffodils*, Tulips, Lilies, Dahlias, Montbretia, Corn Flower / Wand Flower, Star-of-Bethlehem, Tuberose, Hyacinths, Iris, Garden Phlox, Daylilies, Trollius (Globe Flower)
Perennials: Yarrow, Butterfly Flower, Asters, Astilbe, Daisies, Globe Thistle, Baby’s Breath, Balloon Flower, Goldenrod, Pincushion Flower, Monkshood, Lady’s Mantle, Windflower (Anemone), Columbine, Swamp Sunflower, Butterfly Milkweed, Delphiniums, Black-Eyed Susans, Lobelia (cardinalis), Poppies, Hellebores, Bleeding Hearts, Campanula (Bellflower), Digitalis (Foxglove), Lavender, Chrysanthemums, Echinacea, Centaurea (Bachelor’s Buttons), Platycodon, Penstemon, Salvia (Flowering Sage)
Shrubs/Trees/Vines: Roses (especially Hybrid Tea Roses), Lilacs, Confederate (Star) Jasmine, Hydrangea, Peonies, Azalea, Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
Foliage: Heucheras, Lady’s Mantle, Lamb’s Ears, Lavender, Ferns, Ornamental Grasses, Sage, Hostas
*Daffodils should be arranged alone, at least for the first 24 hours, or with dry flowers only as their stems excrete a sap that is harmful to other flower stems.