Annuals for Cut Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

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

Answer from NGA
November 2, 1997
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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