These flowers are perfect choices for a cut flower garden and will help provide you with beautiful blooms for cutting all spring and summer long!
There are so many possibilities when it comes to planting a cut flower garden.
By carefully choosing plants that have plentiful blossoms, you get to cut them down and bring into your home for beautiful fresh cut flower bouquets. Or, brighten someone’s day by gifting them some blooms from your cut flower garden!
Here’s some great picks for a cutting garden:
I have a 1-page downloadable FREE guide for these flowers that you can take to your garden center. I hope this can be a helpful resource for you!
Also – before you decide which cut flowers you want to plant, make sure you research if it grows well in your zone. This is an overview of how the zones are broken down across the United States. If you need to look up the zone for your specific zip code, then click here to do so.
Sunflowers are beautiful, hardy, and a beautiful late summer bloom!
My personal favorite cutting flower! I would love to have multiple peony bushes in our gardens this summer – we put a few into our last garden and I miss them already!
If you’ve ever tried to buy these at the store, they can get really pricey! They’re a large statement flower that makes for a beautiful arrangement, and they come in many different colors.
These are my second favorite cut flower in the garden – they’re just dainty and beautiful. I love bringing them inside!
For early spring cut flower arrangements, daffodils are a cheery pick! We always get so excited to see the daffodils as the first sign of spring!
After those early daffodils, the tulips come up next! Since I am half Dutch, I have a person affinity to these flowers, and love that they come in so many colors and varieties!
Zinnias are a stunning flower that has a long bloom season. They are easy to grow and beautiful for a cut flower garden!
These blooms are stunning and provide a large statement to your cut flower garden. We didn’t have them in our last garden but plan on putting them in this one!
Echinacea is a really popular herb that’s used to combat flu symptoms, but it also makes for a beautiful addition to your cut flower garden!
Can you believe that this popular flower is actually one of my least favorites? I like them, just don’t love them. BUT I do love the larger varieties of roses that can be harder to find – David Austin roses are my favorites.
These stunning blooms can grow quite large, but they also can be more finicky to grow. I haven’t tried them in the past, but I’m going to attempt them next year!
We love creeping phlox for ground cover, but they don’t do well for cut flower arrangements. BUT if you make sure you buy upright phlox, then you’ll have beautiful stems to put into vases in your home!
These two plants are bonuses because they’re my FAVORITES for cut flowers, but are technically considered shrubs, and not really flowers for a specific cutting garden. But I couldn’t let this post finish without mentioning them!
Hydrangeas are stunning, can get quite large, and grow pink or blue blooms depending on the pH of your soil (there’s also varieties that have white blooms). We have a few mature hydrangeas at this house and I plan to plant even more!
Oh man do I LOVE lilac bushes. I plan on putting a whole row of them somewhere on our property because I just love them so much.
And those are my most favorite flowers to include in a cut flower garden – just imagine the stunning blooms out in your garden this summer. And then imagine how nice it will be to have flowers inside without having to pay for them!
Don’t forget to grab your FREE 1 page downloadable PDF guide so you can bring it to your garden center while picking out these flowers:
Wahoo! Your Dutch side is coming out! Flowers are in our blood! Good post! Excited to see what flowers you plant.