Cut Flowers in June

 

 

It is a joy to pick whatever is in bloom and bring inside. June is an exciting month because so much is growing and blooming, and it seems the choices in creating a fresh cut bouquet are only limited by what grows in or around your garden.

 

Adding more variety to June-blooming flower gardens  takes a bit of research.  A good place to start is to know what plants you already have and continue with or diversifying from the color scheme you have already chosen. 

 

We have defined basic plant types below to help you understand their flowering habits followed by a list of suggested flowering plants to get the most blossoms to be used throughout the season.  

   

An annual is a plant that lives for one season. They tend to flower all season long and are inexpensive, bright with color and are less of a commitment.    Gardeners pair them with perennials and biennials as they are sizing up to fill in the gaps with fresh color.

 

Perennials come back year after year, and have shorter bloom times than annuals.  Often, gardeners will pay more for a well-established plant to get a jump start on a landscape design or replacement.  

 

Biennials need care over the winter and may be a bit trickier to get established.  Biennial plants grow for two seasons and don’t bloom until the second year.   

 

Shrubs are small to medium-sized woody plants that are distinguished from trees by their multiple stems above ground and shorter height, and are usually under 10-feet tall. 

 

 

Annuals:      

Bachelor Buttons (Centaurea cyanus)

Cosmos, (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Larkspur (Delphinium consolida)

Schizanthus

Zinnias, (Zinnia violacea)

 

 

Perennials:

Astilbe

Astrantia

Bellflower (Campanula)

Centranthus (Centranthus ruber)

(Early) Dahlias

Delphinium

Iris-Japanese and Siberian (Iris ensata and I. siberica)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla)

Lily (Lilium) 

Lupine (Lupinus) 

Peony (Paeonia)

Hollyhocks (Alcea)

 

Biennials:

Foxglove (Digitalis)

Hesperis (Hesperis matronalis)

Poppy (Papaver somniferum)

Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)

 

Shrubs:

Roses (Rosa)

Hydrangeas

Lilac (Syringa)

Mock Orange (Philadelphus)

Snowball (Viburnum opulus ‘Sterile’)

Spiraea

Weigela

 

 

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