By: Allison Zeeb, Manager of Cut Flower Product Development
Bring the outdoors in and keep your garden full of blooms with a cut flower garden. A simple and easy way to create homemade bouquets while still enjoying your garden outside.
Here are 5 unique cut flowers to add to your cut flower garden this year!
1. Sunflower – Sunrich Gold
Sunflowers are my number one thing to grow in my garden. A few sprinkles of seeds here and there and these flowers will brighten up anyone’s day. What’s great about the Sunrich series is that the sunflowers are known for their quality, vase life, and perfect smiling face. Sunrich Gold is my number one pick because it’s a green center sunflower! A perfect eye-catcher for any bouquet.
2. Gomphocarpus physocarpa
It’s all in the name. Seriously, a cut flower with the most unusual appearance and name (a member of the Milkweed family with common names Balloon Plant and Hairy Balls). A light green fruit covered in small hairs with round soft sides. They will create the most fascinating arrangements.
3. Gomphrena – Audray Bicolor rose
An everlasting flower is a key component of any cutting garden. Gomphrena adds great texture in arrangements and in your garden. I love Audray Bicolor Rose because the globe like flower starts at the base in a deep purple and then transitions to light pink or white.
4. Snapdragon – Chantilly series
An inside out snapdragon…flower wise! These flowers resemble tiny petunias. An interesting shape that will liven up your home. Snapdragons have prolific blooms with varieties in multiple colors, great accents for any arrangement. It’s the perfect year to grow Snapdragons since we are celebrating the Year of the Snapdragon!
5. Delphinium – Aurora Deep Purple
A pollinator attractor, delphiniums are a must for any garden. Planting a few for the cut flower garden will create dramatic pieces for your dining room table. The Aurora series has outstanding vase life and stem strength. The Deep Purple variety adds plum colored flowers with shocking white centers.