Our Favorite Cut Flowers

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Our Favorite Cut Flowers



Annuals:
Name When to Cut Season
Ageratum ‘Blue Horizon’ flowers just opening Summer
Agrostemma 'Purple Queen' 1-2 flowers open Spring
Ammi Majus 'Queen of Africa' 3/4 flowers open Spring
Bachelor's Buttons top flower 3/4 open Spring
Basil anytime Summer/Fall
Bells of Ireland bells 3/4 open Spring
Bupleurum lower flowers open Spring
Butterfly Weed 'Silky Gold' 1/2 flowers open Spring
Calendula 'Prince' as petals open Spring
Celosia - Plume 'Pampas Plume' fully open Summer/Fall
Celosia - Crested 'Chief' Series fully open Summer/Fall
Cleome (Spider Flower) as flowers open Summer/Fall
Eucalyptus 'Silver Dollar' when mature Fall
Delphinium 'Clear Springs' 1/4 open Spring
Dianthus 'Melody', 'Amazon' Series 1/4 open Spring
Gomphrena 'Bicolor Rose', 'Carmine' fully colored Summer
Grasses - Foxtail Millet, Panicum, etc. before seed matures Summer/Fall
Larkspur 'Qis' mix 1/4 open Spring
Lisanthus 'Echo' 2nd flower colored Spring/Summer
Marigold 'Gold Coin' fully colored Summer
Nigella bracts colored Spring
Pepper 'Nippon Taka' fully colored Fall
Rudbeckia 'Indian Summer' petals half open Summer/Fall
Salvia farinacea 'Blue Bedder' 1/4 open Summer/Fall
Scabiosa atropurpurea Qis Series petals fully colored Summer
Snapdragon 'Rocket' 1/4 open Spring/Fall
Statice Qis Series fully open Spring/Fall
Sunflower 'Sun' Series petals just lifting Spring-Fall
Verbena bonarienses flowers 1/2 open Summer
Zinnia 'Benary's Giants' petals fully expanded Summer/Fall
Perennials:
Name When to Cut Season
Achillea 'Colorado', 'Moonshine' flowers fully open Summer
Aquilegia 'McKana's Giant' just before opening Spring
Astilbe flowers 1/2 open Spring
Baptisia australis lower flowers open Spring
Campanula glomerata 1 or 2 flowers open Spring
Centaurea macrocephala when colors show Spring
Centranthus ruber first flowers open Summer
Chrysanthemum first flower open Fall
Daisy 'Crazy Daisy', 'Becky' petals expanded Summer
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) 1/2 flowers open Spring
Echinacea, all sorts when petals expand Summer
Gaillardia flowers just open Summer
Gypsophilia (Baby's Breath) 1/2 flowers open Summer
Helianthus salicifolia 'First Light' 1/2 flowers open Fall
Heliopsis first flowers open Summer
Hesperis (Dame's Rocket) 1/2 flowers open Spring
Hosta the leaves!! Spring
Kniphofia 'Flamenco' basal flowers open Spring
Limonium (Perennial Statice) 3/4 flowers open Summer
Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck) 1/2 open Summer
Lysimachia punctata (Yellow) first flowers open Spring
Monarda 'Jacob Kline' as flowers open Summer
Paeonia color on bud Spring
Phlox paniculata 1/2 flowers open Summer
Physostegia (Obedient Plant) 1/4 open Summer
Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' flowers fully open Summer/Fall
Rudbeckia - R triloba flowers fully open Summer/Fall
Salvia superba 1/2 flowers open Spring-Fall
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' 3/4 flowers open Fall
Solidago (Goldenrod) 1/2 flowers open Summer/Fall
Veronica longifolia 1/4 flowers open Summer