Flower to pick in July - Nigella

10 flowers to pick in July

There are lots of wonderful flowers to pick from your garden in July - get inspiration from our selection.

July is a wonderful time in the garden, with many flowers at their peak. That means there's ample pickings for the house, in a dedicated flower patch, or from your borders.

Discover cut flowers for every season.

Here are 10 gorgeous flowers to pick in July.



Love-in-a-mist, such as a Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll', is a cottage garden favourite. It gives an airy feel to a flower arrangement, and its dried seedheads look attractive, too.


Many roses, such as Rosa Edward's Rose are still looking good in July. Pick a few blooms to enjoy their colour and scent in the house.


The acid green flowers of Bupleurum make a great filler in flower arrangements and look wonderful with a range of colours, including red, orange, white and blue.

Ammi majus

The cow-parsley flowers of Ammi majus make a wonderful addition to a contemporary cottage-style or naturalistic border, and make brilliant cut flowers for a meadowy flower arrangement, too. 

Sweet peas

Sweet peas such as 'Lady Turral' (pictured) make wonderful cut flowers and have the added bonus of a delicious scent. Keep picking them for more blooms. 


Phlox, such as Phlox paniculata 'Cherry Pink' (pictured) are classic cottage garden plants, ideal for the middle of a border, and make pretty cut flowers, too. 

Pot marigold

Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) is an easy-to-grow annual. It makes a good companion plant and a lovely cut flower, with other 'hot' coloured plant such as rudbeckias or contrasting with bright blue cornflowers.


Tall, stately delphiniums make an eye-catching addition to the back of a border and make stunning cut flowers. 'Fountain Mixed' (pictured) come in a range of colours.


Hydrangeas, such as Hydrangea macrophylla 'Red Bull' make an impact in a vase; they also make excellent dried flowers.


Herbs aren't only for cooking - they bring scent and flowers to cut flower displays. Try sage, mint, rosemary or the Australian mint bush (Prostanthera rotundifolia), shown here.
July is a wonderful time in the garden, with many flowers at their peak. 


Discover more ideas and inspiration

Related content

Seven flowers to pick in June

Best roses for all soil types

How to take rose cuttings

Related offers


Save £17 on hellebores

Enjoy reliable spring colour year after year with these gorgeous hellebores. Buy five plants for £11.99, or save over £17 when you buy the saver collection, including 10 of each, for just £29.99.

Order now

SAVE 20%

Save 20% on dahlias

Pre-order next year's dahlias now and save 20 per cent. Discount applies to all dahlia tubers, including single varieties as well as the stunning range of dahlia collections at Sarah Raven.

Use code: GW17DAHLIA

Order now

SAVE 20%

Save 20% at Bakker

Save 20 per cent on the entire range a Bakker, including spectacular Rhododendron 'Polaris' (pictured) and much more. Please enter code at checkout to claim your discount on any order over £20.

Use code: BBC20OFF

Order now