Whats your favorite perennial flowers?

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I need to find a perennial I can cut flowers for my darling husbands grave vases. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you.
Diane D

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 05, 2017
    That depends on your location and lighting
  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jul 05, 2017
    I think if you go with the following perennials: carnations, dahlias, calla lilies, chrysanthemum, gladiolus and I also have excellent luck with hydrangeas. When I cut them right off the bush, I cut them again under running water and put them in a vase. Plus a hydrangea bush would give you flowers for him and yourself in abundance. Do not cut back the stems in Autumn for Winter or trust me you won't have any blossoms next year. Just tie them up and let them be, then in the Spring cut back the branches without any buds. And my condolences on the passing of your husband.
  • Sunny C Sunny C on Jul 05, 2017
    Hello Diane; I am very sorry for the loss of your Husband.
    I am just wondering but did you or your Husband like any certain flowers?
    What about a Flower that you truly Love which makes you Happy?
    Daisy's are always nice, as well as Roses.
    However, You could also consider using silk flowers, as they last longer.
    I hope that I have been able to help you. Take Care!
    • Diane Hall Durbin Diane Hall Durbin on Jul 06, 2017
      Hi Sunny, He had just about every type of flower. I've been buying fresh cut flowers since he passed but now the heat is just too much. I finally broke down & got silk flowers but I'm not happy with those. He wasn't a fake flower guy. I will continue with silk until I can get one growing that i can cut for him. Thanks
  • Jane Jane on Jul 05, 2017
    Delphinium, daises, ask at your garden center. It depends on where you live.
  • Eyeluvhistory1861 Eyeluvhistory1861 on Jul 05, 2017
    I think that whatever you love, he will love also, because he loves you. Just my two cents.
  • Rebecca Rebecca on Jul 05, 2017
    blackeyed Susan's are easy to grow and perennials. Good for cut flowers!
  • What zone are you in? How about roses? They are easy care and bloom well from spring to fall.
  • Cindy Cindy on Jul 05, 2017
    Hello Dianne, I am so sorry for your loss. I think tulips make a nice bouquet. And lilies would look nice too. Add a little greenery from a bush or a tree. Again, our sympathies.
  • FL FL on Jul 06, 2017

    I love a yellow sunflower perennials called Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' " It will light up your garden year after year. It produces masses of pale yellow flowers from July to September and reaches a height of 2m, so is best used at back of the border." Great cutting flower! here is a pic:
  • Diane Hall Durbin Diane Hall Durbin on Jul 06, 2017
    Thank you Ficher, are these from seed or bulb?
  • Sunny C Sunny C on Jul 06, 2017
    Hello Diane; I am sorry. Yes, I understand all about the heat, as it is stifling here!! I know what you mean about silk, I only thought basically the way that you do about using them for now.
    Carnations might be nice, as you can dye the white ones, and Daisy's, also.
    That way you could make Flowers with Colors that mean something for you Both.
    It is very easy to do as you use plain food coloring and water.
    I have done this before. You trim the ends and place the freshly cut flowers in the colors. They then turn a beautiful shade of the color that you are using.
    I hope that this will help you! Take Care!
  • Jane Jane on Jul 06, 2017
    I live in NY so my suggestions should be OK.
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