Perennials for Cut Flowers

Enjoy truly fresh cut flowers when you grow these blossoming perennials in beds or borders.

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Peruvian Lily

The peruvian lily is a funnel-shaped, lily-like flower in a wide range of colors, from pinks and reds to yellow and oranges.

Michaelmas Daisy

The Michaelmas daisy has masses of blue flowers produced from late summer to mid-fall.


Paeonia officinalis ‘Rubra Plena’ is a large, double, vivid pink-crimson flower with satiny, ruffled petals. It blooms in early to mid-summer.


The dahlia miniature 'David Howard' variety has rounded, bronze-orange flowers and dark-bronze foliage.

Delphinium 'Fenella'

Delphinium is a traditional, old variety producing tall spikes of purple-tinged, gentian-blue flowers with black eyes.

Helen’s Flower

Helen's flower ‘Crimson Beauty’ produces daisy-like blooms with drooping petals in deep copper-red that turn brownish as they age.

Jerusalem or Maltese Cross

Named for its flat heads of small, cross-shaped flowers, the Maltese cross has brilliant vermillion blooms in early and midsummer.

Blanket Flower

The blanket flower 'Dazzler' is a large daisy-like flower that can grow up to 6 inches in diameter. It has a domed orange-red center and bright orange-red petals with yellow tips.

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