Old-fashioned grandiflora varieties usually possess the most pleasant scent. Look at Sweet Pea ‘Scent infusion’ for fragrant and vibrant blooms that are perfect for picking regularly. With a long, sturdy stem, the sweet pea is delightful to watch grow on your garden trellis or obelisk; however, it also looks stunning for a casual display on the inside. Cut the flowers as the bottom blooms open, and then place them in the water immediately to extend their vase’s life.
Tree Lily ‘Crystal Collection’
Oriental Lilies are the best option for scent and beautiful trumpet-shaped blooms. They only require a handful of stems to create stunning and exotic cut flower arrangements,, and plenty of varieties of lilies can be used as cut flowers.
The only issue with this gorgeous flower is their pollen may make clothes soiled. To get rid of this problem, take a few minutes to remove the stamens out of the lilies before they open, or if they become in double, sterile varieties such as Tree Lily ‘Crystal Collection’ that are pollen-free. Be aware that when removing lily stems in the garden, leaving a third of the stem in place to provide food for the bulb the following year is essential.
Sunflowers are among the most jolly cut flowers that never fail to bring a smile. They’re easy to cultivate and don’t require much care – place seeds of sunflower seeds directly into the soil in the area you wish the flowers to bloom.
When cutting flowers, selecting a variety with multiple heads, like Sunflower “Harlequin” for a wide variety of flowers is recommended. Cut the stems when the flowers are fully open, then remove the lower foliage off the stem, leaving only some leaves at the top to make your bouquet more complete. Cut with sharp secateurs sunflowers in the early morning or at night when the temperature is cool.
Tulip ‘Everlasting’ Mixture
To get a bright, early burst of color, plant many bulbs of tulips to ensure that you’ll be capable of cutting plenty to use in your home and not ruin the garden’s display. Cut tulips are thirsty, so monitor the fluid level in your vase. Also, be sure to avoid mixing the cut tulips and Daffodils. The species of Narcissus emit a chemical that stops your cut tulips (and other cut flower arrangements) from absorbing water.
Tulips are available in such an enticing array of colors that you’ll be spoilt with options. This is the reason we adore the Tulip ‘Everlasting’ Mixture. Durable and colorful, they will bloom the first year you plant them. And naturally, they’ll come again and again.
The stunning, tall leaves that are part of Gladioli are perfect to add dimension and drama to floral arrangements. There is a lot to pick from, but we prefer an innovative hybrid called Gladiolus “Tango.” Its gorgeous, ruffled mauve-pink blooms create stunning cut flowers.
Cut the flowers of gladioli after the bottom two or three blooms begin to open. However, leave as many leaves as possible to nourish the bulb for the next season. Gladioli flowers generally mature around the same time; however, should you wish to extend the cutting period, plant them at intervals of two weeks to grow over a more extended period.
Hybrid tea rose “Breeders’ Choice Pink’
The list of recommended cut flowers is complete with adding a blossom like a rose. Culturing these gorgeous flowers to cut flowers is more effort than cultivating them as garden plants; however, the result is worth the effort. Select the suitable varieties to guarantee the best design and longer stems. If you’re growing roses to cut flowers, you must be meticulous and eliminate any poorly placed flowers to channel energy to the most beautiful blooms.
Our top choice is the hybrid tea rose, ‘Breeders’ Choice Pink.’ Each stem on this well-branched rose bush has a unique, perfectly formed, gorgeous pink rose bloom. What more could you possibly want from an arrangement of cut flowers?