Omena Cut Flowers' Recommendations
All of these perform well in full sun. Many of them also do well in part shade. I've noted those that I know grow well in both levels of sun with an asterisk (*).
- -Daffodils and tulips, of course! *
-Foxglove "Strawberry Mertonensis" *
Longest vase life
"James Pillow" (pink)
"Festiva Supreme" (white)
"David Harum" (red)
My personal favorite is the pink "Sarah Bernhardt." *
-Lady's Mantle (great filler) *
-Lupine (buy the Russell hybrids) *
-Thrift: try Armeria "Joystick Red"
-Painted daisies: get "James Kelway"
- Lamb's Ear: pretty filler
- -Foxglove "Digitalis Purperia" *
-Canterbury Bells (Campanula)
-Sweet William (get the tall "Dianthus Barbatus") *
- -Shasta Daisies *
-Sea Holly (Eryngium) good filler
best bets: "Giant Pacific"(very tall-need staking) and "Magic Fountains"
- - Campanula "persicifolia"
- - Larkspur: buy "Giant Imperial"
-Snapdragons: buy "Rocket" for spikes tall enough for cutting
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-Tansy: "Goldsticks" Can be invasive!
-Scabiosa "Pincushion flower." Get the taller S. causasica for cutting
-Purple Coneflower: buy "Magnus" for petals that won't droop
-Veronica: buy "Speedwell" *
-Rudbeckia: buy "Goldstrum" *
-Phlox: White "David" and pink "Bright Eyes." *
-Mums with tall stems
-Japanese anemones: can be invasive!
-Obedient plant: invasive!
-Zinnias: buy any "Elegans" type. Try "Benary's Giants", "Oklahoma", "State Fair." *
-Cosmos -will reseed. *
Chocolate brown "Velvet Queen"
--Look for "pollenless varieties" that won't shed pollen. *
-Rudbeckia "Indian Summer" (These come back for me if mulched and left undisturbed. *
-Verbena Bonariensis -will reseed*
-Salvia horminium: "Tri-color sage"
-Coreopsis tinctoria (good filler) *
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