Cutting Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Columbus, Oh
Question by c62lady
April 16, 2010
What flowers would you suggest I plant for a cutting garden?


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Answer from NGA
April 16, 2010

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Here are my favorite flowers for cutting:
Achillea spp.-Achillea or Yarrow; Aconitum napellus-Garden Monkshood;
Alchemilla mollis-Lady's Mantle; Anemone x hybrida-Japanese Anemone; Aquilegia spp.-Columbine; Armeria maritima-Common or Sea Thrift; Astrantia major-Great Masterwort; Campanula persicifolia-Peach-leaved Bellflower; Chrysanthemum x superbum-Shasta Daisy; Convallaria majalus-Lily-of-the-Valley; Coreopsis spp.-Coreopsis; Delphinium elatum-Delphinium or Larkspur; Dicentra spp.-Bleeding Heart; Echinacea purpurea-Purple Coneflower; Echinops ritro-Small Globe Thistle;
Gaillardia spp.-Blanket Flower; Gypsophilia paniculata-Baby's Breath; Heliopsis helianthoides-Sunflower Heliopsis; Heuchera sanguinea-Coralbells; Lavandula angustifolia-English Lavender; Liatris spp.-Gayfeather; Lilium spp.-Hardy Lilies;
Lupinus 'Russell Hybrid'-Russel Hybrid Lupine; Paeonia hybrids-Peony;
Penstemon spp.-Beardtongue ; Platycodon grandiflorus-Balloon Flower ; Rudbeckia spp.-Black-eyed Susan; Scabiosa spp.-Pincushion Flower; Stokesia laevis-Stokes Aster and
Veronica spicata-Spike Speedwell. Enjoy your new garden!

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