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.
Cut flowers can be a profitable crop in the Southern U.S. This manual provides basic information on the production of specialty cut flowers.
Cut flowers are selected for stem length, vase life and especially for suitability for the climate in which they will be grown.
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