Cut flowers for every season

Cut flowers for every season

We recommend what to grow to have beautiful cut flowers all year.

Growing cut flowers has never been more popular. Home-grown flowers are cheap, colourful and long-lasting, and involve no 'flower miles'.

The key to growing cut flowers is to make the most of the seasons. With a little careful planning, you can produce a huge and varied range of blooms to enjoy all year round.

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Here's a selection of plants that you can use in arrangements throughout the year – grow them in your borders, or in a dedicated cut flower garden.


Late spring

Late spring: aquilegia, Campanula persicifolia, euphorbia, garrya, honesty, lilac, lily-of-the-valley, peony (pictured), philadelphus, stocks, sweet rocket, sweet William, tulips and wallflower.

Early summer

Late summer

Late summer: agapanthus, alstroemeria, astrantia, ceanothus, cosmos, dahlia, echinacea, eryngium, Japanese anemone, lavender, penstemon, phlox, red hot poker, scabious, stachys, thalictrum, tree peony, Verbena bonariensis, zinnias.

Early autumn

Early autumn: chysanthemum, dahlia (pictured), Japanese anemone, Michaelmas daisy, penstemon, red hot poker, rosemary, rudbeckia, hesperantha, Verbena bonariensis.

Late autumn

Late autumn: chrysanthemum (pictured), hypericum, ornamental grasses, Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis', hesperantha.


Winter: acacia, bergenia, daphne (pictured), hazel catkins, garrya, hellebore, Lonicera x purpusii, ornamental grasses, Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis', sarcococca, viburnum.

Home-grown flowers are cheap, colourful and long-lasting, and involve no 'flower miles'.


When to pick cut flowers

Pick flowers in the morning if possible, when their stems are full of water and they are not under stress from the heat of the day. Otherwise, wait until the evening.

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