Flowers that decorate your landscape and can be cut for your enjoyment inside offer a double delight.
Annuals like snapdragons, zinnias, and coleus are excellent choices for the cutting garden, but don’t forget perennials such as agapanthus, pentas, and gingers for long-lived cutting sources.
If you love having fresh flowers in your home, plan your garden so that something is always blooming. And don’t forget--many of Florida’s tropical plants have uniquely textured or colored leaves that make them great for cutting too!
- Agapanthus--Agapanthus orientalis (PDF)
- Gardening with Annuals in Florida
- Coleus--Coleus x hybridus (PDF)
- Ginger--Zingiber officinale 'Roscoe'
- Liberty Snapdragon--Antirrhinum majus 'Liberty' (PDF)
- Pentas--Pentas lanceolata (PDF)
- Snapdragon--Antirrhinum majus (PDF)
- Tahiti Snapdragon--Antirrhinum majus ‘Tahiti’ (PDF)
- Zinnias--Zinnia spp. (PDF)
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- Long-lasting Cut Flowers
- Tips for Cutting Roses