Specialty cut flowers may be annuals, herbaceous perennials, bulbs or woody landscape materials. Annual crops are the most widely planted. They may be succession planted, allowing for several crops in the same space over the course of the growing season. Perennials and bulbs intended to be grown as repeating perennial crops should be planted in an area seperate from the annuals area to avoid undue disturbance.
Species and variety recommendation for field grown specialty cut flowers in the South.
Many woody plants and natives can make good cut flowers.
Perennials have particular flowering requirements but may be cut for long periods.
Annuals are the most widely grown of the cut flower crops. Topics covered include: Bachelor Buttons, Larkspur, Snapdragon, Stock, Sweet Peas, Ageratum, Aster, Lisianthus, Queen Anne’s Lace, Annual Statice, Caryopteris, Celosia, Broom corn and Colored Corn, Cosmos, Gomphrena, Marigold, Sunflower, Zinnia.
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