Learn about two summer-blooming perennials perfect for cut flowers. Incorporate these plants into your cutting garden for that “summer garden” feel inside.


Adding summer-blooming perennials for cut flowers is a great way to enjoy your summer garden inside.

However, with so many plants to choose from, which perennials would make the best choices?

Below, you’ll learn about several options to choose from plus our two favorite perennials for cut flowers we’ll be highlighting.

Time to grow your own cutting garden!


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In “Summer Perennials For Cut Flowers” – DIY Garden Minute Ep. 98 – learn ideas for cutting plants to add to your landscape.

This episode is meant for any gardener who wants to get more out of their garden with a selection of cutting flowers.


If you’re looking to add live plants to your cutting garden in time for the late summer and fall, Agastache, also known as Hummingbird mint, would be a great choice to plant now.

This specific Agastache live plant would be perfect for you! It is deer-resistant and very easy to grow!



Perennials For Cut Flowers

There are so many beautiful summer-blooming perennials to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down your choices. Perennials can be found in full sun varieties or shade-loving, and just about any color under the sun.

Examples of cutting garden perennials:


Below are the two perennials discussed in this episode:


1) Agastache, or Texas Hummingbird Mint (Agastache cana) 

  • Prefers full sun.
  • Requires moderate water.
  • Features purple or reddish-pink flowers that actually can smell like bubble gum.
  • ‘Heather Queen’ cultivar will bloom the first year they are planted.
  • These flowers can last at least 1 week or longer with minimal to no preservatives added to vase water.



2) Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum)

  • Prefers full sun.
  • Requires regular water.
  • Features flowers from late spring all the way until early fall.
  • Flowers mostly white, but some have a hint of yellow in petals.
  • Can last at least a week as a cut flower.



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Listen to this podcast for more details on both of these gorgeous summer-blooming perennials!


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Cut Flowers Conclusion

Your cutting garden will come to life each summer with the addition of any of the perennials mentioned above.

With proper planning and care, you can enjoy your own cut flower garden from the comfort of your home!

Now we want to hear from you!

Which cutting flowers from the list above are you interested in learning more about?

Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!


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Learn about two summer-blooming perennials perfect for cut flowers. Incorporate these plants into your cutting garden for that “summer garden” feel inside.


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Perennials for Cut Flowers

In this podcast, learn about two perfect summer-blooming perennials for your cutting garden.


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What You’ll Learn:

  • Two summer-blooming perennial plants perfect for cut flowers.
  • Quick plant care tips about our featured plants.
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