10 Cut Flower Perennials That Are Easy To Grow

Many perennials make beautiful floral arrangements in the home. I love cutting some and placing them in vases around the house, especially when we have a party. So today I’m sharing ten of my favorites. All are perennials which means they will come back year after year, and all are easy to grow.

Easy Cut Flower Perennials

Ten easy to grow cut flower perennials for the garden.

 

1. Peony

Vase full of peony flowers. Peonies are easy to grow perennials that work great in arrangements.

If someone held a gun to my head, and made me choose my favorite flower, it would probably be the peony. They are so beautiful and easy to grow. There are many to choose from, and many are very fragrant. You can read more about peonies in my post, Praiseworthy Peony. My only complaint is that they don’t bloom all season long.

 

2. Coneflower

Purple coneflower is an easy to grow cut flower perennial.Also known as Echinacea, this common form is purple coneflower. It seems like the growers come out with 3 or 4 new varieties every year of this pretty perennial. Bright yellows, warm reds, pretty pinks, even white, with many different shapes and sizes, make this perennial a collectors dream. This one is a long blooming plant which you can enjoy for most of the season.

3. Rose Campion

Rose Campion is a great perennial that readily seeds in the garden make a good cut flower.

Another long bloomer is Lychnis coronaria, commonly known as Rose Campion. I particularly love this one because of it’s pretty gray foliage that works well as a filler in flower arrangements. This easy perennial readily self seeds giving you more in the garden. Don’t worry, they are easy to pull up if a volunteer shows up in an unwanted space.

4. Bee Balm

Here are 7 great choices for sun loving perennials that are easy to grow, deer and drought resistant, attract butterflies and bees and work well in cut flower arrangements.

The scientific name for this flower is Monarda ‘Blue Stocking.’ Commonly known as bee balm because the bees love it. This plants comes in a variety of colors and sizes and grows quickly by sending out runners just under the ground. Another name for this pretty perennial is bergamot because the leaves smell like bergamot citrus fruit.  The American Indians used this fragrant plant to make tea. If you like Earl Grey tea you might just want to try it.

 

5. Anemone September Charm

Anemone 'September Charm' - gardenmatter.comAs the variety name states, this pretty perennial blooms later in the season in September, though often in August, and lasts through most of the fall. I love the cottage feel it gives to the garden.

10 easy to grow perennials for cut flower arrangements

 

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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Beautiful bouquet and a great list of cut flower perennials. Peonies are wonderful and I love to air dry them too. I’ve never seen that type of anemone going to have to see if I can grow it down south because it’s beautiful and adds such grace to an arrangement. I need to start doing more with flowers I always miss them this time of year.

    • Hi Carole,

      I love to dry peonies too. They are the bomb!
      You say you need to grow more flowers while I need to grow more edibles. I need to think outside the box and start planting some in the flower beds.
      Have a great week,
      Patti

  2. I have difficulty with peonies, as I don’t have a protected area for them that is also sunny. I have 8 hydrangea varietals as well as a few irises, coneflower, and spring bloomers like daffodils and Lenten Rose. This is after nine years of digging out a yard full of English Ivy! The project will take another five years, at least! I am going to look into those anenomes.

    • Hi Kirby,

      What a feat digging up all that English Ivy. I think you’ll love the Anemone. It’s a fall bloomer and gets about 18″ tall. It also spreads and will fill in nicely in your new beds.
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
      Patti

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