cutting garden - Knowledgebase Question

Beveerly Hills, Mi
Question by eandvwms
June 4, 2010
What plants do you suggest for a cutting garden on the east side of the house - up next to the brick home? NOT ROSES


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Answer from NGA
June 4, 2010

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The plants you ultimately choose will reflect your personal taste, but to get you started, here are some of the most popular plants for cutting gardens:
Here are some suggestions:

ANNUALS: ageratum, Bells of Ireland, calendula, campanula, celosia (cockscomb), cleome, cosmos, dianthus, lisianthis, geranium, gypsophila (baby's breath), helichrysum (strawflower), nicotiana, pansy, petunia, phlox, salpigloss, scabiosa, snapdragon, statice, sunflower, sweet pea, zinnia.

PERENNIALS: achillea (yarrow), aster, campanula, carnation, coreopsis. delphinium, dianthus, digitalis (foxglove), echinacea (purple coneflower), heuchera (coral bells), lupine, phlox, Icelandic poppy, rudbeckia (black-eyed susan), sage, shasta daisy, veronica.


Enjoy your garden.

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