If you want to fill your garden with beautiful flowers that you can also use to make bouquets at home, then you’ve come to the right place!
These low-maintenance perennials can be easily grown in any type of garden, as long as they are kept in full sun. They will bloom for a long time, adorn your garden with beautiful colors, and fill it with mesmerizing fragrances.
Plus, they make great cut flowers if you like to get creative and put together wonderful flower arrangements. Stay tuned to find out more about these sun-loving perennial flowers!
Perennials That Make Good Cut Flowers
Opt for low-maintenance perennials that have long blooming times. This way, you won’t have to spend much time in the garden and you will still get to enjoy beautiful flowers that last longer.
Pick those that grow on long stems and can be used to create flower arrangements in all sorts of vases or containers. Deadheading also helps to get more blooms, so don’t forget to do that as well!
Now, let’s see what perennials are great for cutting gardens.
1. ‘Gold Plate’ Yarrow (Achillea Filipendulina)
‘Gold Plate’ yarrow is a radiant perennial that has feathery foliage and clusters of bright yellow flowers. Perfect for cutting, it adds a touch of sunshine to floral arrangements.
This yarrow variety is drought-tolerant once established, making it a low-maintenance choice. Another benefit of adding yarrow to the garden is attracting beneficial insects to it. This is a non-seeding kind of yarrow, so it won’t get invasive.
2. ‘Daisy May’ Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum X Superburn ‘Daisy Duke’)
Shasta daisy is a classic choice for cut flower enthusiasts. Its large, white, daisy-like blooms with golden-yellow centers make a striking addition to bouquets. This variety has 3 times more blooms than other Shasta daisies and will produce flowers from spring until late fall.
Shasta daisies can last up to 2 weeks or more in a vase. Ensure you plant ‘Daisy May’ Shasta daisies in full sun and well-draining soil. Regular deadheading encourages continuous flowering, making it a delightful perennial for both gardens and cutting arrangements.
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3. Blazing Star (Liatris Spicata)
Blazing Star, with its tall spikes of feathery purple flowers, adds vertical interest to cut flower arrangements. It starts blooming from June to September and their unique flowers open from the top down.
This perennial can do well in heat, humidity, and drought, which makes it an excellent choice for most cutting gardens. Blazing star is the star of any garden, making it lively with its lovely flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.
4. ‘Sunrise’ Coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea X Enichacea Paradoxa)
‘Sunrise’ coneflower is the perfect summer perennial, and boasts vibrant, sunrise-inspired hues. With its striking combination of orange, pink, and yellow petals, it adds a burst of color to both gardens and cut flower arrangements.
This deer-resistant coneflower variety is also heat and humidity tolerant, and can grow in all types of soil. Using too much fertilizer can lead to a leggy coneflower, remember that!
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5. ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ English Rose
Although technically a bush, ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ is an indispensable cut flower known for its rosy-pink double blooms. It truly infuses elegance and fragrance into flower arrangements.
Make sure to plant English roses in full sun with well-draining soil and provide adequate air circulation. Pruning after flowering encourages additional blooms, making it an exquisite choice for both gardens and cutting gardens.
6. ‘Ruby Giant’ Coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea)
Here is yet another captivating coneflower that makes a great cut flower. ‘Ruby Giant’ is a variety known for its rose-red flowers that also attract butterflies and hummingbirds. This coneflower adds a bold and dramatic touch to floral arrangements.
Plant ‘Ruby Giant’ in a well-draining soil with full sun exposure. You can pick the seed heads after the blooming period or leave them for birds during the winter season when food is scarce.
7. ‘Blue Paradise’ Tall Phlox (Phlox Paniculata)
‘Blue Paradise’ Tall phlox is a majestic perennial known for its clusters of fragrant, lavender-blue flowers. Besides adding elegance to floral arrangements, these flowers also attract butterflies and hummingbirds, but keep deer at bay!
This phlox variety is more resistant to diseases like mildew, which makes it a good option for a cutting garden. Just to be sure, make sure to plant it in a place with proper air circulation and soil that drains well. Avoid overhead watering to prevent diseases.
8. ‘Blue Glow’ Globe Thistle (Echinops Banaticus)
Another flowering perennial that is known for its spherical, blue flower heads make a unique addition to cut flower collections. Gray foliage combines ideally with the flowers, adding structure to floral arrangements.
Plant this variety of globe thistle in well-draining soil and full sun exposure. Once established, this perennial is relatively low-maintenance and doesn’t need much watering. Deer and rabbits are not keen on these spherical flowers, so they will stay away from your garden.
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9. ‘Pink Marshmallow’ Spike Speedwell (Veronica Longifolia X Spicata)
We are ending our list with the charming perennial called speedwell. This perennial features spikes of soft pink flowers that are perfect for adding to cut flower bouquets.
‘Pink Marshmallow’ is a compact and versatile perennial, suitable for both formal gardens and casual cutting gardens. These blooms, which keep animals and rabbits away from the garden, also draw butterflies during their six to eight-week lifespan.
Make sure that the soil for your speedwell is not too moist or too fertile, otherwise the flowers might fall.
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