Cut flowers

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Cut flowers

Post: #250826 JuzaMum
Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:02 pm

Hi

I regularly buy cut flowers and thought that it would be nicer to grow my own. Any suggestions for easy to grow in a smallish space flowers suitable for cutting please.

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Re: Cut flowers

Post: #250828 Zech
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:05 pm

Sweet peas :flower:
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Re: Cut flowers

Post: #250833 Pumpkin&Piglet
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:00 am

Yes, I love sweet pea!

My dad had asiatic lillies in his garden and he does nothing in teh way of gardening except cut the grass

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Re: Cut flowers

Post: #250920 phil55494
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:49 pm

There are many varieties of cosmos that look good and probably a dahlia for every different taste in flower shape and colour as well.

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Re: Cut flowers

Post: #250928 oldjerry
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:30 pm

All the above plus maybe Gallardia, Echinacea,Nigella,all from seed(first 2 perrenial) or those showy Japanese hybrid anenomes,that flower summer and autumn(Blag a root division off someone).Oh,and Dianthus(pinks).

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Re: Cut flowers

Post: #250949 Biscombe
Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:06 am

Calla lilies are great as cut flowers, last a long time too, you can get different colours other than white. I would also go for dahlias, easy to grow with lots of flowers to cut.

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Re: Cut flowers

Post: #250990 cideristhefuture
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:00 pm

Sweet williams, seeds are cheep and they last very well.

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Re: Cut flowers

Post: #251005 Pumpkin&Piglet
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:19 pm

Think I too will grow flowers to cut and put in vases!

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Re: Cut flowers

Post: #251112 JuzaMum
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:44 pm

thanks for the replies. I have some seeds from last years sweet peas so they are definately getting planted - I hadn't thought of using them as a cut flower before. Do Dahlias have enough stem? Mine seem quite short - maybe a different variety? Will look up the other suggestions - my botanical knowledge is limited.

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Re: Cut flowers

Post: #251129 seasidegirl
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:55 am

Cornflowers are really cheap and easy to grow. You can get mixed colours but for me they have to be blue.

I love growing flowers for cutting. When you cut some stems they throw up some more!

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Re: Cut flowers

Post: #251428 Thomzo
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:46 pm

If you have a bit of space, then some pretty foliage plants will help your flower displays. I made a passable Christmas display from some variagated holly and ivy - no flowers needed. Bronze fennel, although quite large, makes lovely foliage and has the added advantage of being edible. I often make a display just from the prunings of herbs. Makes wonderful air freshener.

It's a bit late now for this year, but a lot of bulbs make good cut flowers: daffodils, gladioli etc.

I like hydrangeas as you can use them as cut flowers and then dry them.

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