Join the cut flower garden craze!
- 33 varieties of gorgeous blooming seeds and bulbs
- Decorate any space with vibrant blooms fresh from your backyard
- Attracts butterflies and other pollinators
- Varieties for every blooming season
Why the best cut flowers are grown at home
More than three-quarters of the flowers that are sold in the US are imported, and that statistic comes with dire environmental consequences for the planet and the exploited workers that grow those flowers.
Take a step back from the commercial floral industry (and get the best results) by growing your own flowers at home. With the wealth of cut flower resources available on the internet, and with the exclusive cut flower seed collection that Eden Brothers brings to the table, there has never been a better time to take up your pruners and reclaim local beauty.
At Eden Brothers, we have 30 of the most popular cut flower varieties to get you started with the cut flower garden of your dreams. Why buy imported cut flowers when you could be growing gorgeous cut flower flowers of your own! We source our flower bulbs from the highest quality sources and guarantee to always provide 100% pure seed free of any additives or filler.
How to grow cut flowers
Most cut flower varieties are annuals–these plants grow fast and complete their life cycle in a season, so you’ll want to harvest the blooms often to keep the plants producing. Some favorite cut flowers like Cornflower Tall Blue are hardy annuals that can be planted in early spring, while biennials like Black-Eyed Susan can be planted in fall for flowers the following year. A majority of cut flower classics, including Zinnia Peppermint Stick, are warm-season annuals that can be direct-seeded after your area’s last frost.
Cut flowers are prized for their long, straight stems that are easy to arrange. To encourage this growth habit, plant your cut flowers close together in fertile, well-draining soil in full sun. Most cut flower growers organize their cutting gardens in straight rows for ease of harvest, but most cut flower varieties thrive in containers and raised beds, too.
When to harvest cut flowers
While harvest windows and techniques may vary between species, a good general rule to follow is to cut flower stems about eight inches down, when the buds have “cracked,” or have just started to show color. If you can, try to pick in the early morning or evening, before the heat of the day. Transfer your cuts to a bucket of cold water, and allow the stems to rest for an hour or so before you begin to arrange them.
How to arrange cut flowers
The recipe behind arranging flowers is simple: decide on a color scheme, chose a vase, and incorporate focal flowers, accent flowers, and filler into your design. Use large, attention-grabbing flowers like Peony Pink Mix or Dahlia Rip City for your focal pieces, and then incorporate smaller supporting flowers like Chinese Forget-Me-Nots and Pansy Swiss Giants Silverbride. Add texture and fill out the bouquet with Baby’s Breath, or something similar.
Once you’ve made your arrangement, add one aspirin or a spoon of sugar and a spoon of vinegar to the vase to preserve your fresh flowers. Depending on the species, cut flowers will last a week or two in the vase.
Don’t be overwhelmed by the thought of growing or arranging cut flowers. The process is much easier than you think, and there’s never been a better time to learn. You’re just a few clicks away from weekly fresh flower bouquets of your own making. Place your cut flower seed order today, before these popular beauties sell out for the season!