Annuals for Cut Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Los Angeles, CA
Question by bluepride99
November 2, 1997
What are some fast-growing annuals that are good in floral arrangements?


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Answer from NGA
November 2, 1997

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Consider first whether you want all your flowers to come into bloom at the same time (for a wedding, for example) or if you want continuous bloom throughout the summer.

Here are some good, reliable annuals with relatively long bloom seasons: zinnia, cosmos, scabiosa, calendula, cornflower, cleome, globe amaranth. Dwarf sunflowers, asters, annual foxglove, larkspur and snapdragons are also good choices. And don't forget baby's breath (Gypsophila).

There are some great books available on growing cut flowers; your library or bookstore should carry a selection.

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