There's nothing quite like a vase of fresh flowers to lift and refresh the home. But unfortunately, most fresh cut flowers don't last very long. The secret to keeping cut flowers looking good for as long as possible is to minimise the growth of bacteria in the water and to provide nourishment to replace what the flowers would have gotten had they not been cut.
You also can call it globe amaranth, but whatever you call it, just plant it. It’s an annual and has these great circular flower heads (they dry well, if you’re into that). They love sun and come in lots of shades—orange, yellow, pink, white, and purple. Bonus: Just toss a handful of seeds into your garden—that’s it.
Papaver nudicaule One of the most exquisite cut flowers we’ve ever grown, this blend of apricot, watermelon pink and pure white will leave you breathless. A citrusy scent and abundant flowering habit stretching from early spring through midsummer make them a highly prized cutting garden addition. Technically considered a hardy perennial, poppies can survive even the coldest winters, but because they don’t do well in high heat, they are often grown as an annual or biennial. Plant type…
Find useful gardening tips and articles at http://www.thebloomingoasis.com Zinnias: try combining with Cosmos and Cleome. Find out how to grow cut flowers from seed at http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/seeds-and-bulbs/how-to-raise-cut-flowers-from-seed/3720.html
Trollius ledebouri "Lemon Queen" Herbaceous Perennial has lemon-yellow double flowers and a nice compact habit. Sometimes called Buttercups, these grow well in a sunny or part-shaded border, also at the edge of a moist woodland. Flowers will last a few days when cut. Flowering Time Spring, Summer. Sun or Partial Shade. Height 50-60cm (20-24) Spread 45-60cm (18-24") Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Moist Soil, Pest Resistant. Type of garden Cottage Garden, Wildflower Garden, Woodland Garden
Anethum Graveolens - Dill - a brilliant, acid-green filler, with so many different roles – its leaves are invaluable for cooking, its flowers for decorating salads and arranging, and its seeds for salads, baking and tagines. As a cut flower, it’s good with whites and blues or rich, brilliant colours to heighten their contrasts (see our Dark Cut Flower Mix). This will self-sow freely.
Best flowers for all-summer color! LOTS of blooms, great for cutting, easy to start!
My favorite flowers for a cutting garden! Easy to start, blooms all season long, great for cutting and filling your garden with color! Dahlia, zinnia, sunflower, daisy, and other hardy, low-maintenance plants with LOTS of flowers.