Red anemone flowers with white centres

Flowers to pick in April

Get advice on which flowers you can pick in April - including tulips, spring blossom and lily of the valley.

With a little careful planning, you can produce a huge and varied range of cut flowers to enjoy all year round – and there lots of beautiful spring flowers that you can pick from your garden in April, including the first tulips and blossom.

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Here’s a selection of flowers that you can pick in April.

There are lots of beautiful spring flowers that you can pick from your garden in April, including the first tulips and blossom.

Blossom

A couple of small branches of blossom can make a beautiful display in the house – especially ornamental cherry, apple (pictured), or Amelanchier lamarckii.

Pink and white apple blossom
Pink and white apple blossom

Euphorbia

The acid green foliage and flowers of euphorbias make a stunning foil for other cut flowers, like tulips. Be sure to wear gloves when cutting as the sap can irritate the skin and eyes.

Lime-green euphorbia flowers as striking underplanting
Lime-green euphorbia flowers as striking underplanting

Lily of the valley

Gorgeously scented lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) makes a delightful cut flower and is popular in wedding bouquets. Discover how to grow lily of the valley.

Lush foliage and delicate bell-like, white flowers of lily-of-the-valley
Lush foliage and delicate bell-like, white flowers of lily-of-the-valley

Anemone De Caen Group

These delightful anemones look great in pots and make excellent cut flowers. Look out for Anemone coronaria ‘De Caen Group’, often known as florist’s anemone. Discover how to force anemone corms for even earlier blooms.

Red anemones with white centres
Red anemones with white centres

Tulips

Tulips come in a wide range of colours and flower forms and make excellent cut flowers – pick them from your borders or pots, or grow in a dedicated cutting patch. Browse our plant database for over 50 tulips to grow.

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Sunlight shining through pink and yellow tulips
Sunlight shining through pink and yellow tulips

Pick in the early morning

Pick flowers in the early morning – this is when their stems are most full of water. Plunge into a bucket immediately.