The cut flower garden – from garden to vase

Growing your own cut flowers at home lets you bring a little bit of your outdoors inside.

The cut flower garden – from garden to vase

Growing your own cut flowers at home is no different to the paddock to plate movement that’s been so popular with vegie gardeners, with the obvious exception that instead of vegies, you’re growing flowers for display inside your home.

A true celebration of seasonality, growing your own cut flowers also eliminates flower miles and chemical treatments associated with store bought flowers, while bringing biodiversity to your garden by attracting all manner of bees and beneficial insects and, best of all, looks stunning too.

What you choose to grow in your cut flower garden is completely up to you, but consider seasonality with something available all year; grow “fillers” as well as flowers to create a complete display in your garden or vase; and enjoy experimenting with floral combinations that you would otherwise never see at a florist.

Grow a mix of perennials, bulbs, and annuals to celebrate the full scope of flowers available and to help provide a feature flower for each posy or vase you create. Cut fresh from the garden, most flowers will have an extended life in your home, bringing a little bit of your outdoors inside.

Some popular cut flowers to grow in your garden are:

Cut Flower Perennials

  • Achillea
  • Agastache
  • Bergamot
  • Delphinium
  • Echinacea
  • Echinops
  • Eryngium
  • Foxglove
  • Limonium
  • Penstemon
  • Roses
  • Salvia
  • Scabiosa
  • Verbena

Cut Flower Bulbs

  • Anemones
  • Daffodil
  • Dahlias
  • Freesia
  • Jonquil
  • Lilium
  • Ranunculus
  • Tulip

Cut Flower Annuals

  • Cleome
  • Cornflower
  • Cosmos
  • Dill
  • Echinacea
  • Nigella
  • Poppy
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Rudbeckia
  • Sunflowers
  • Sweet peas
  • Zinnia

Leafy Fillers

  • Ballota
  • Dill
  • Eucalyptus
  • Euphorbia
  • Kale
  • Mint
  • Sage
  • Thai Basil
  • Wormwood