The Q&A Archives: Cut Flowers

Question: My garden contains only purple and white flowers. I have a purple and a white cyclamen, lavendar and white ageratum. This year I would like to add cutting flowers. Which species would you suggest for all purple and white bouquets? The only two I could think of were Gladiolus and Zinnias. By the way, in the center of my garden I have a Purple Gazing Ball.

Answer: Here are a few suggestions:<br><br>Perennials: irises, purple coneflowers, delphinium, daisy fleabane 'Azure Fairy', salvia, scabiosa, phlox.<br><br>Annuals: statice, asters, cosmos, baby's breath, salvia 'Oxford Blue', heliotrope, forget-me-not 'Mystery Rose', lisianthus, verbena, snapdragon.<br><br>All these flowers come in shades of purple and/or white, but you may need to hunt them down. Many are commonly sold in mixes of colors, rather than single colors.<br>

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